Post-doc scientist sought to work on ‘Genetics, Adaptation and Breeding’ for European Ash.

Do you have a PhD in quantitative, population genetics or statistical geonomics, with experience in genetic analysis and programming?

We are looking for a highly motivated and creative scientist to join the B4EST team based at BioForA Research Unit at INRA Val de Loire in Orléans, France. 

The successful candidate will be working in the ‘Genetics, Adaptation and Breeding’ team on European Ash, Fraxinus excelsior and Hymenoscyphus fraxineus, an invasive fungus causing ash dieback.  It’s a one year post, starting ideally, in March 2020.

A selection program has been set up by INRA with the aim of creating seed orchards to produce superior seed material combining tolerance to the fungus and superiority for selection criteria for Ash, such as vigor and straightness.

As part of the B4Est European project coordinated by INRA, a 12k SNP chipset is currently being developed in order to conduct Genome Wide Selection (GWS). Both INRA and Wageningen University Research (WUR) contributed to this tool by providing genotypes from diverse geographic origins with contrasted phenotypes.  The successful candidate will contribute to the implementation of the GWS approach.

The deadline for applications is 31st January 2020.

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