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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Macroalgal Breeding

Posted by: Jacqueline Cullen

Posted date: Nov-24-2016

Location: Oban

We are seeking a highly-motivated postdoctoral researcher to support the deliverly of an innovative four-year EU-funded project aiming to characterise, conserve and exploit kelp genetic diversity; the GENIALG initiative will harnedd the power of high-throughput -omics (e.g. GWAS) to improve the genetic resources available to breeders for sustainable, large-scale kelp (Saccharina latissima) farming.  

The successful application will join an internationally-reputed team of scientists specialising in brown algal genomics and host pathagon interactions. They will play a pivotal role in introducing agrigenomics strategies based on marker-assisted selection to improve kelp varieties.  

The main duties are: to sample, characterise and biobank kelp genetic diversity across European waters with the support of the Culture Collection for Algae and Protozoa; develop and improve high-throughput assays to quantify disease resistance and other biotic stressors; organise and deploy a disease monitoring program across the production line (from hatchery to open sea); assist other sites across the consortium.  It is not essential to demonstrate experience in all areas initially, but the ideal candidate mist show genuine enthusiasm and ability to expand their boundaries.  

Further information is available on line at: www.sams.ac.uk.  Alternatively, please write to: Human Resources, Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Macroalgal Breeding, Job Ref D04/16.CG, The Scottish Association for Marine Science, Scottish Marine Institute, Oban, Argyll, PA37 1QA or e-mail recruitment(at)sams.ac.uk 

The closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 9th January 2017.

SAMS is a registered Scottish charity (SC 009206), has an equal opportunites policy and welcomes applciations from all sections of the community. 

Job Title Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Macroalgal Breeding
Post Details
Email recruitment(at)sams.ac.uk
Employer's Website www.sams.ac.uk
Job Discipline Job Discipline -> Pathology
Job Classification Job Classification -> Postdoctoral Researcher
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Location Oban
Key Words postdoc, macroalgal, breeding, phycology, genetics, plant, pathology
Start Date to be agreed
Salary £26,537- £28,143 per annum
Deadline Jan-09-2017