Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Macroalgal Breeding External

News Overview

E-mail: recruitment [at] sams.ac.uk
website: SAMS
Deadline: January 9, 2017

The Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) are seeking a highly-motivated postdoctoral researcher to support the delivery of an innovative four-year EU-funded project aiming to characterise, conserve and exploit kelp genetic diversity; the GENIALG initiative will harness the power of high-throughput –omics (e.g. GWAS) to improve the genetic resources available to breeders for sustainable, large-scale kelp (Saccharina latissima) farming.

The successful applicant will join an internationally-reputed team of scientists specializing in brown algal genomics and host pathogen interactions. They will play a pivotal role in introducing agrigenomics strategies based on marker-assisted selection to improve kelp varieties.