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Subject: Postdoctoral Researcher – Animal Genetics and Multi-omics
Date: Tue, 23 May 2023 08:52:31 -0500

Postdoctoral Researcher – Animal Genetics and Multi-omics

Location: SRUC Roslin Institute Building, Edinburgh, UK

Salary: £35,267 - £40,835 per annum

Type: Full-Time, Fixed Term (2.5 years)

REF: ACF/CRC/014/23

An exciting new post is available in the Animal Genetics and Breeding
team in SRUC (Edinburgh Campus), UK. We are looking for a postdoctoral
researcher to join our team and work on our BBSRC-funded project of
“Integrating genomics and transcriptomics to empower dairy breeding for
feed efficient animals”.

The postdoctoral researcher will conduct research to decipher genetic
background of complex traits related to feed efficiency in dairy cattle
using multi-omics data (e.g., whole-genome sequence, RNA-seq, etc.), and
the potential of using identified functional variants into breeding. The
research is not limited to feed efficiency as the postdoctoral researcher
will have extensive opportunities to work on many other complex
phenotypes (e.g., health, production, fertility) upon his/her interests.
The successful applicant will have access to massive dairy cattle data in
the UK and has opportunity to work on the International Farm Animal
Genotype-Tissue Expression project (FarmGTEx) database to deliver
understanding of livestock complex-trait genetics that fits into his/her
career development.

The research builds on our previous research on animal genetics,
genomics, and transcriptomics (e.g., Liu et al. 2022, Nature Genetics; Li
et al. 2020, Journal of Dairy Science; Fang et al., 2020, Genome
Research; Li et al. 2019, Journal of Dairy Science). The postdoctoral
researcher will benefit from being part of a great research team of
world-renowned animal geneticists in the UK closely link to the UK
national dairy cattle genetic and genomic evaluation, collaborating with
top scientists at University of Edinburgh, University of London,
University of Liverpool, Aarhus University, and USDA.

Essential skills:

- PhD or equivalent relevant experience in a relevant discipline (e.g.,
quantitative genetics, animal genetics/genomics, animal breeding,
bioinformatics, computational biology, functional genomics, etc.);
completed or near completion.
- Experience in analyzing sequence data.
- Experience in programming and familiar with Linux/Unix operating
- Good writing and communication skills in English.

Application closing date: June 20th, 2023

Preferred start date: September 2023 (negotiable)

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

Please feel free to contact Bingjie Li ( for
informal inquiries.

To apply for this role, please use the link of SRUC List of Vacancies
here ( and apply
to the post of “Postdoctoral Researcher (Animal Genetics and Multi-omics)
- Edinburgh” using the SRUC online application system.

About SRUC
Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) leads UK research underpinning
development of sustainable, economically viable, and environmentally and
socially friendly systems of livestock production. 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 SRUC hosts the national centre for the genetic and genomic
evaluation for livestock species, driving advances in animal genetic
research and facilitating research outcome delivered to animal
improvement schemes.

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