Postdoctoral Fellow - Canine Genomics

    College of Sciences
    School of Agriculture and Environment, Massey University

    (Two year fixed-term contract)
    The AL Rae Centre for Genetics and Breeding, through the School of Agriculture and Environment, Massey University, is seeking applicants to apply for the position of Postdoctoral Fellow - Canine Genomics. This position is for a two-year fixed term to conduct bioinformatic and statistical analyses of canine genomic data. The candidate will be responsible for curation, method development, and analyses of sequence and genotype data with a focus on causal mutation discovery.
    The Postdoctoral Fellow will be based at the AL Rae Centre for Genetics and Breeding in Hamilton.

    The AL Rae Centre conducts a broad range of both academic and applied genetics projects, spanning diverse species. The successful candidate will thus get exposure to a wide range of other state-of-the-art genetics projects, and gain skills relevant to a range of industries and genetics research areas. Located in one of New Zealand's fastest growing cities, the AL Rae Centre is sited alongside various biotech and agri-tech businesses at Innovation Park at Ruakura, Hamilton.

    A PhD in genetics, genomics, bioinformatics, or closely related discipline is essential. To be successful in this role you will have experience in bioinformatic analysis using command-line tools - ideally including mapping and variant calling of whole genome or other types of sequence data.
    You will also need experience in the majority of the following areas:
    • Writing scripts and programming language(s)
    • File processing, manipulation, and filtering of high-throughput genotype data
    • Understanding of gene annotation approaches, and their use for candidate variant interpretation
    • Statistical genetics approaches such as genome-wide association studies, heritability estimation, genomic prediction etc.
    • Collating results and generating text, figures, and tables to a standard suitable for publication
    • An understanding of molecular genetics approaches and mammalian physiology
    Further enquiries should be directed to Professor Matt Littlejohn, Al Rae Centre for Genetics and Breeding, School of Agriculture and Environment, Massey University. Email; [email protected]
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    Closing date: 1 February 2023
    Reference number: CS_AS_1480_12/22

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