Research And Development Fellow In Plant Soil And Population Genomics job in Rotherham at University Of Sheffield

Research and Development Fellow in Plant, Soil and Population Genomics

Company: University of Sheffield

Location: Sheffield UK

Date Posted:Mar 14, 2018

We are seeking to enhance our research portfolio in the areas of plant (epi)genomics, population genomics, and/or soil metagenomics, with potential for translation to agricultural systems, including crop breeding and disease management. Applications are invited from excellent scholars, who are familiar with the latest developments in single-molecule real-time (SMRT) DNA sequencing and have demonstrable experience with multiple DNA sequencing applications, such as genomic assemblies, transcriptomic analysis (mRNA-seq), methylome analysis (Bisulphite-seq or SMRT-seq), chromatin-immunoprecipitation sequencing (ChIP-seq), genome-wide association mapping studies, or (meta)genomic profiling of microbial communities. Candidates should have excellent bioinformatic and computational skills. You will interact with the bio-informatics hub at the University of Sheffield (). You should have a background that aligns with existing expertise in P3 and more broadly in the Department (e.g. molecular plant biology, plant genetics, population genetics, plant-microbe interactions, soil biology), and have experience in designing and carrying out ‘wet lab’ experiments for next-generation DNA sequencing purposes. You will have a PhD in the area of plant biology, soil microbiology, or plant population genetics (or equivalent experience). You will have a record of high quality (collaborative) research publications about advanced functional (epi)genomics and/or transcriptomics of plants and/or microbes and a knowledge of relevant systems, policies, legislation and quality standards. You will also have the ability to analyse and develop creative approaches to problem solving with an appreciation of longer-term implications., and the ability to assess and organise resources, and plan and progress work activities. This post is fixed term for 36 months. We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development. We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience. To find out what makes the University of Sheffield a remarkable place to work, watch this short film: , and follow @sheffielduni and @ShefUniJobs on Twitter for more information. Closing date: 16 April 2018 View full job description
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