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UCD Postdoctoral Researcher Level 2, UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science (Temporary, 30 Months)

Applications are invited for a temporary post of a UCD Postdoctoral Researcher Level 2 within UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science.

The position is in the Animal and Crop Section at University College Dublin and is part of a SusCrop ERA-NET European Grant to Improve genomic selection accuracy for disease resistance using genomic prediction models. This is a multidisciplinary project with more than 8 countries worldwide involved. The labs works with several crop species (wheat, oat, barley) to develop genomic prediction methods and integrate them optimally within breeding schemes. We source tools from genomics, quantitative, statistical, and population genetics, and from machine learning approaches.

We are looking for an enthusiastic researcher, with a clear interest in quantitative genetics, plant breeding, application of new genomic technology. The project addresses fundamental questions such as integration and harmonization of datasets with different phenotypic and genotypic properties, as well as to design training population to optimize long-term response using genomic predictions. Experience with handling large phenotypic and genomic data and an interest in quantitative genetic concepts is a prerequisite.

Salary: €44,266 - 48,205 per annum
Appointment on the above range will be dependent on qualifications and experience

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 3rd May 2019.

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website: https://www.ucd.ie/workatucd/jobs/.

UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV's submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.

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