18/07/2019

PhD Scholarship - Use of genomic tools to selected pigs resilient to infectious diseases

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Universidad de Lleida
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Agricultural sciencesZootechnics
    Medical sciencesVeterinary medicine
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    01/11/2019 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Spain › Lleida
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    37.5
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/02/2020
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    FPU - RESILQ

OFFER DESCRIPTION

This is an offer for a PhD scholarship (3 years) to be performed in the frame of a Research Project funded by the Spanish Reserach Ministry. The project involves the use of biomarkers and genomic data to identify pigs that show a more resilient phenotype in field conditions. 

The candidate is expected to help gathering the field data, and perform lab work related to DNA/RNA isolation, and amplification and sequencing of target genes. High-throughput  genotyping data and whole-genome sequencing data will be obtained in the course of this project. The candidate will also be trained in the analysis and interpretation of these data.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application (single pdf‐file preferred) including the reference number, experience and reasons for interest in the position, current curriculum vitae and academic record to:

Dr Romi Pena, romi.pena@ca.udl.cat 

 

More Information

Benefits

Terms of employment: The position as a PhD fellow is available for 1 year and it can be extended up to 2 years more.

Gross salary between 14.700 € and 16.000 €

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Agricultural sciences: Master Degree or equivalent
    Medical sciences: Bachelor Degree or equivalent
    Biological sciences: Master Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Good

Skills/Qualifications

  • Previous knowledge on animal physiology, immunology and production systems
  • Interest and expertise in the genetics and genomics of farm animals
  • Ability to team working and self-initiative 
  • Ability to plan, organise and conduct experiments
  • High motivation and willingness to learn new techniques and approaches 
  • Fluency in English (oral and written)

Specific Requirements

Master's degree or equivalent (300 ECT credits without Master's Degree title, comprising Bachelor's and Master's studies).

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
University of Lleida
Spain
Not Applicable
Lleida
25198
191 Rovira Roure Ave

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EURAXESS offer ID: 428476

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