Postdoctoral Research Associate In Shellfish Genetics
Recruitment/Posting Title Postdoctoral Research Associate in Shellfish Genetics
Department SEBS-Haskin ShellfshRsrch Lab Salary Commensurate With Experience Posting Summary
A postdoctoral Associate position is available immediately. The position is part of a consortium project founded by NOAA through the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission. The goal of the project is to develop tools and resources for genome-based breeding of the eastern oyster, a major aquaculture species of the US. The consortium project involves 11 institutions working together on advancing oyster research and breeding. The project has developed high-density simple-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) arrays for efficient genotyping. The next phase of research will focus on the application of the genotyping platform in genome-wide association studies (GWAS) and genomic selection. The position is expected to participate in developing, testing and implementing genomic selection for improving growth, disease resistance and field survival of the eastern oyster. Specific tasks may include production and maintenance of experimental animals, conducting challenge experiments, sampling and SNP array genotyping, analysis of genotype and phenotype data, development of prediction models for genomic selection, communication with consortium members and the oyster community, and writing manuscripts for publication. The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in biological sciences with training in genetics and genomics. Experience with genetic analysis of large SNP datasets, GWAS and/or genomic selection is preferrable.
The position is based at the Haskin Shellfish Research Lab (located in Port Norris, NJ) at Rutgers University, in Professor XimingGuo’s lab. Funding is in place for one year, with possible extension for two additional years.
Posting Number 21FA1254 Posting Open Date 11/01/2021 Posting Close Date
Minimum Education and Experience
The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in biological sciences with training in genetics and genomics
Certifications/Licenses Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Experience with genetic analysis of large SNP datasets, GWAS and/or genomic selection is preferred.
Equipment Utilized Physical Demands and Work Environment Overview Statement
Special Instructions to Applicants
Submit a single PDF with cover letter, CV, and names/contact information of three references to Dr. XimingGuo at xguo “at” hsrl.rutgers.edu. Review of applications will continue until a suitable candidate is found.
Quick Link to Posting https: // jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/146353 Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick Home Location Campus Off Campus Location Details
Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory in Port Norris, NJ 08349
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