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Subject: Vacancy: Research Fellow, Bovine Genomics and
       Microbiome, SRUC, Edinburgh
Date: Fri, 12 May 2023 22:46:56 -0500

Research Fellow (Bovine Genomics and Microbiome)
Type: Full-Time, Fixed Term (4 Years)
Salary: £39,977 - £43,731 per annum
Ref: ACF/AHES/007/23
Location: SRUC Roslin Institute Building, Easter Bush, Edinburgh

SRUC is unique in Scotland and one of the largest organisations of its kind
in Europe.  Our ambitious and exciting vision is to work at local, national
and international levels, leading innovation and sustainable development in
agriculture and rural sectors.

The Research Fellow will conduct research within Innovate UK project “Climate
Smart Beef Genetics - Innovative approaches to reduce the environmental
impact of the UK beef supply chain”. He/she will be responsible for
day-to-day research in this project, which is a collaboration with the world
leading breeding company Genus plc. He/she will carry out research to
understand the host animal genetic effects on the rumen microbiome
genetically linked to methane emissions and feed conversion efficiency using
unique omics-data available or generated within the project.

The research will be based on our published research on the bovine microbiome
(e.g. Roehe et al. 2016, PLOS Genetics; Stewart et al., 2019, Nature
Biotechnology; Martinez-Alvaro et al., 2022) which indicates that rumen
microbial genes are highly informative to predict methane emissions and feed
conversion efficiency with high potential for implementation in genetic
improvement programmes. The research is expected to substantially improve our
scientific understanding of the associations between animal genomics and
rumen microbiome profiles and their practical application in a breeding
programme. A PhD in a field related to Genetics, Bioinformatics and
Microbiology is essential, as well as outstanding skills in statistical

Closing date: 26TH May 2023
Preferred starting date: as soon as possible

Benefits / What you will get in return

  *   Enhanced holidays
  *   Enhanced pension contributions (5% employee and 10% employer opposed to
      5% employee and 3% employer)
  *   Cycle to work scheme
  *   RAC Membership
  *   Enhanced family leave
  *   Flexible working patterns
  *   Hybrid working solutions (in some areas)
  *   Tailored investment in and individuals' learning and development

Further information

Please read the Job Particulars Document
before proceeding with your application.


To apply for this role, please use the SRUC online application system.
CVs will not be accepted without a completed application form.
For informal enquiries please contact Prof Rainer Roehe

Prof Rainer Roehe
Professor of Animal Genetics and Microbiome
Leading Host Genetics and Microbiome Research
Department of Agriculture, Horticulture and Engineering Sciences
SRUC (Scotland’s Rural College)
Roslin Institute Building
Easter Bush, Edinburgh EH25 9RG
Phone:      +44 (0)131 651 9367
Fax:        +44 (0)131 535 3121



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