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Postdoctoral researcher in dairy cattle quantitative genetics and genomics

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    Heltid, 6 månader eller längre

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    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

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    8 maj

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    3 juni

Om jobbet

Department of Animal Biosciences
Do you want to work on large dairy cattle datasets, heat tolerance breeding, and the future of genomic prediction?
About the position
We are looking for a motivated postdoctoral researcher in dairy cattle quantitative genetics and genomics. You work on developing genetic evaluation for heat tolerance in Swedish dairy cattle, evaluating new methods for genomic prediction, and modelling deleterious variants in cattle breeding programs. This research will mix data analysis, computational modelling and theoretical work. The research will be performed in collaboration with breeding organisations and in interaction with several ongoing projects in cattle genetics and genomics. There will be considerable room for the successful candidate to shape the contents of the research and be creative.

Your profile

You have a PhD in animal science, genetics, or a related subject. The doctorate was awarded no more than three years before the last application date. You have excellent English language skills, both in speaking and writing.

Experiences with large phenotypic datasets, data management in a Linux environment, quantitative genetic modelling (including use of software such as DMU, BLUPF90, WOMBAT, ASReml), development of genetic evaluation, genomic prediction, programming in R or Python, or genetic simulation are beneficial.

About us

Department of Animal Biosciences (HBIO) is part of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences and is responsible for education, research and postgraduate studies in several basic and applied scientific areas. These areas include anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pathology, pharmacology, toxicology, breeding and genetics, immunology, bacteriology, virology, parasitology, epizootology, comparative medicine, food safety and One Health.

Our research covers everything from livestock, sports and companion animals to laboratory animals and wildlife. Researchers in the department work across the entire range from molecular mechanisms and microbiology to the overall structure, function and behaviour of animals and how these are affected by breeding, physical activity, care, production, stress, environmental factors and disease.

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Uppsala, Ultuna

Form of employment:

Temporary employment 24 months, with the possibility of extension.



Start date:

As agreed.


We welcome your application via the application button below no later than 2024-06-03. The application must be written in English and include a cover letter indicating why you are interested in the position and how you meet the qualification requirements. Selection among the eligible applicants is based on written application including curriculum vitae (CV) and list of publications; personal references; and an interview. The position will be offered to the candidate that after a qualitative assessment is deemed to be the most suitable to perform and develop the project tasks as well as contributing to a positive development of the subject area. SLU is an equal opportunity employer.

Union representatives:

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) has a key role in the development for sustainable life, based on science and education. Through our focus on the interaction between humans, animals and ecosystems and the responsible use of natural resources, we contribute to sustainable societal development and good living conditions on our planet. Our main campuses are located in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala, however, the university also operates at research stations, experimental forests and teaching sites throughout Sweden.

SLU has around 3,000 employees, 5,000 students and doctoral students and a turnover of over SEK 3 billion. We are investing in attractive environments on all of our campuses. We strive to provide a work environment characterised by inclusivity and gender equality, where different experiences generate conversations between people and pave the way for science, creativity and development. Therefore, we welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.


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