Lecturer in Molecular Genetics and Recombination
Aberystwyth University - Institute of Biological Environmental and Rural Sciences
As part of its ongoing development is seeking to appoint a research Lecturer in Molecular Genetics and Recombination to initiate a programme of research into meiotic recombination focussing on ryegrass and related species. The aim of this research will be to develop an understanding of the effects of variation in recombination on grass germplasm development and, ultimately, to manipulate recombination for germplasm improvement.
Approaches will include the exploitation of underlying genetic variation in meiotic controls and the use of chemical and physical agents which may influence both the position and frequency of recombination events. The post-holder will be expected to calibrate the effectiveness of different approaches to influencing recombination using molecular genetic and cytogenetic approaches at both the individual genotype and population levels. An active interest in applying modern technologies and informatic approaches is expected.
This post will be funded by and expected to contribute to our ongoing strategic funding grant from BBSRC in the area of Crop Genetics and Genomics.
Closing date: 27 May 2011
Interview date: Week commencing 27 June 2011