Opening For Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Dundee

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Amar Annamalai
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Opening For Postdoctoral Research Assistant - Dundee

Job Ref:     LS0529

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral position in the Division of Plant Sciences of the University of Dundee (UoD) to work on genomics-based approaches to crop improvement. The Division of Plant Sciences is located at the James Hutton Institute (JHI - formerly SCRI), Invergowrie on the outskirts of Dundee, Scotland.

The successful applicant will join the CLIMBAR project that contains a team of researchers from across Europe aiming to identify genes conferring traits needed to breed resilient barley varieties adapted to the climatic conditions predicted for 2070 in different European environments. The UoD team is led by Prof. Robbie Waugh.

The successful candidate will focus on the phenotypic characterisation of a bespoke germplasm collection by developing and applying screens for plant surface waxes, while in the process collect data on architectural (e.g. spike morphology) and developmental (e.g. flowering time) phenotypes. The assembled phenotypic data will be interrogated by high resolution GWAS and candidate genes confirmed by analysis of a collection of surface wax mutant lines.

Applicants should have a good education in molecular and general genetics. Experience of the following would also be useful: plant genomics, bioinformatics, preferably involving the processing and analysis of NGS data, statistics in the context of the analysis of phenotypic data.

This position is funded by the UK Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) within the EU Joint Research Programming Initiative on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change (FACCE-JPI) and is available until 31 December 2017.

For informal enquiries and further particulars contact Prof. Robbie Waugh, e-mail: eval(unescape('%64%6f%63%75%6d%65%6e%74%2e%77%72%69%74%65%28%27%3c%61%20%68%72%65%66%3d%22%6d%61%69%6c%74%6f%3a%72%6f%62%62%69%65%2e%77%61%75%67%68%40%68%75%74%74%6f%6e%2e%61%63%2e%75%6b%22%3e%72%6f%62%62%69%65%2e%77%61%75%67%68%40%68%75%74%74%6f%6e%2e%61%63%2e%75%6b%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b')). (Applications sent to this address will not be considered).

Informative websites:

    Division of Plant Sciences (
    The James Hutton Institute (
    Barley Genome Net (

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