Graduate position: Finland.FarmAnimalEvolution
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A PhD-student position in farm animal genomics is available at the
Biotechnology and Food Research Unit of MTT Agrifood Research Finland
(http://www.mtt.fi/english) in Jokioinen, Finland from August 2012 till
August 2014, with a possibility of extension for two years. The student
will join the Animal Genomics Research Team.
The student will work in the sheep genomics SOMICS-project funded by
the Academy of Finland. The project aims to investigate genetic,
genomic, evolutionary, nutritional and environmental factors affecting
the prolificacy trait of domestic sheep breeds, by using state-of-art
genomic technologies, such as whole-genome SNP genotyping,
transcriptomics and bioinformatics, statistical and population genetics
tools. Systems biology methods will be applied. The research will be
carried out at the MTT Agrifood Research Finland, in the collaboration
with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Russian Academy of
Agricultural Sciences and the University of Helsinki.
The PhD student will be registered in one of the Finnish universities
to carry out PhD studies and to defend his/her thesis. The studies will
be conducted under the supervision of MTT senior researchers on animal
genomics. The candidate applying this position should have MSc or
equivalent level in bioinformatics, molecular and population genetics,
animal science, biotechnology, veterinary medicine or other relevant
disciplines. The candidate should have good written and oral skills in
The salary will be based on the job grade (the present position will be
on the levels 10-12) and personal work performance.
Applications, including CV and references should be addressed to
director Eeva-Liisa Ryhänen, MTT Biotechnology and Food Research and
sent by mail MTT/kirjaamo, Humppilantie 14, 31600 Jokioinen, Finland or
email in a single pdf-file to the Registry Office of MTT email@example.com
no later than the 1st of August 2012, 3PM Finnish time.
Information about the position can be obtained from Professor Juha
Kantanen, phone +358 29 531 7309, firstname.lastname@example.org or the Director
of Biotechnology and Food Research Unit of MTT, Dr Eeva-Liisa Ryhänen,
phone +358 29 531 7692, email@example.com or Docent Jaana
Peippo, phone +358 29 531 7604, firstname.lastname@example.org.