Research Associate-Fixed Term
Research Associate – Genomic PredictionPosition Summary
The Animal Quantitative Genetics group at Michigan State University is seeking a research associate to work on genomic prediction using sequence data. This position is initially for one year renewable annually contingent on performance and availability of funding. The starting date is flexible but preferably before August 2018. Review of applications will start immediately, and the position will remain open until a suitable candidate has been found. Salary is commensurate with experience plus benefits.
The research associate will work on phasing and imputation of large datasets up to sequence level; will develop and test efficient methods to use sequence information for genomic selection. The work also includes Genome Wide Association Studies, investigation of the genetic architecture of complex traits and identification of causal variants and their value for prediction purposes. The emphasis of the project is on beef cattle, but there are opportunities to work with dairy, pigs and other species.
We are looking for a motivated scientist in the field of statistical genetics and genomics, biostatistics, animal genetics and large-scale genomic data analysis. The specific duties of this position include:
Doctorate -animal genetics or a related areaMinimum Requirements
Questions about the position should be directed to Prof. Cedric Gondro ([email protected]), Department of Animal Science, Michigan State University.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled.