Research Assistant in Genetic BarcodingExternal

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Contact: Mary Gannon
E-mail: mary.gannon [at]
Deadline: May 11, 2018

This position, available in NUI Galway, Ireland, will be funded by INTERREG Atlantic Area, and will be available to commence from 1 June 2018, with the contract set to expire on 30 November 2020. The successful candidate will help build a picture of the cephalopod stock composition in fisheries in the Atlantic region using genetic barcodes. The role will involve interaction with project partners during sample acquisition and data collection. The post holder will be responsible for maintaining libraries of samples, gene sequence data and carrying out basic bioinformatics. Along with group members, they will present work and reports at meetings, communicate best practice in fisheries traceability and contribute to strategies to develop and promote sustainable cephalopod fisheries. This is a full-time post.

To be eligible, it is essential that candidates have a BSc in a relevant area, such as Marine Science or Genetics, and evidence of work experience in a DNA lab.