RESEARCH FIELDAgricultural sciences › OtherAgricultural sciences › ZootechnicsBiological sciences › Biology
RESEARCHER PROFILEEstablished Researcher (R3)Recognised Researcher (R2)
APPLICATION DEADLINE16/02/2019 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
LOCATIONFrance › Nouzilly
TYPE OF CONTRACTPermanent
HOURS PER WEEK40
OFFER STARTING DATE01/05/2019
The SYSAAF is a non-profit private Research and Development umbrella organization exerting its mission through a delegation officially agreed by the French Ministry of Agriculture. SYSAAF staff has a large expertise in poultry and aquaculture breeding and, at present, provide technical support to around 40 breeding companies running selection programs of more than 30 different avian and aquaculture species. Presently, the SYSAAF employs 20 persons among which 10 highly qualified geneticists and three PhD students. The SYSAAF provide to its members a wide range of expertise ranging from design of breeding programs to implementation of innovative technologies in reproductive biology or domestication of new species. The SYSAAF invests an important part of its resources in developing methods of high throughput phenotyping and in developing methods of genetic and genomic evaluation adapted to high throughput selection data. The SYSAAF scientific and technical expertise evolves permanently through the involvement in research projects conducted in collaboration with scientific partners at the national and international levels and benefiting from National or European Commission (FEAMP, FP7, H2020) financial supports. The participation of the SYSAAF in these projects is a truly unique opportunity to not only be pioneer on the front lines of science but also to contribute to the development of breeding programs by integrating and implementing new scientific innovations and technologies in these programs.
Quantitative Geneticist to head the Genetic Evaluation Group. More specifically, he/she will have to:
- initiate and contribute to the development of appropriate genetic and genomic evaluation tools and methods tailored to fit the specific needs of the SYSAAF and the particularities of avian and aquaculture species. He/she will also contribute to the validation of these tools and methods.
- participate in research and experimental programs in order to develop innovative strategies allowing to answer SYSAAF and member company needs.
- perform routine genetic and genomic evaluations, as well as contribute to activities of collective interest.
This position requires an ability to work independently, but also an ability to share and collaborate within the SYSAAF and with private and scientific partners.
Localisation: SYSAAF, Centre INRA - Val de Loire, UMR-BOA, 37380 Nouzilly, France.
Application: A CV together with a letter of motivation should be sent by email or postal mail to Dr. Daniel Guémené (SYSAAF Director) (+33 2 47 42 76 43 / + 33 6 62 69 19 58, firstname.lastname@example.org), Postal address SYSAAF, Centre INRA - Val de Loire, UMR-BOA, 37380 Nouzilly, France. Website: www.sysaaf.fr
Required Research Experiences
RESEARCH FIELDAgricultural sciences › Zootechnics
YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE4 - 10
REQUIRED LANGUAGESFRENCH: BasicENGLISH: Good
PhD or Post-doc in Quantitative Genetics (Professional experience is a prerequisite).
Extensive theoretical and practical knowledge in quantitative genetics, genomics and statistics is essential. The candidate must be familiar with genetic evaluation tools based on the methodology of the mixed model using both frequentist and Bayesian methods of estimation (e.g. VCE, BLUPF90, WOMBAT, TM, ASREML). The candidate must also have good skills in the R statistical programming language. He/she will be mostly using Linux servers, ORACLE and ACCESS databases. Further, knowledge in poultry and/or aquaculture productions and skills in statistical modelling and in English will be highly appreciated. Proficiency in French is not a prerequisite for application, but the recruited candidate must learn French during his/her period of integration in order to be able to work efficiently with the SYSAAF national scientific and professional partners.
Special interest in technology development and transfer of knowledge towards the SYSAAF member companies is essential.
EURAXESS offer ID: 370295
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