An exciting PhD opportunity has become available in my lab, due to begin in October 2014. I am looking for a candidate to join my group for a fully funded BioSciences KTN CASE 4 year PhD stidentship. Only UK/EU nationals are eligible to apply.

A prestigious Biosciences KTN funded industrial CASE studentship is available to develop exome sequencing in pig species and apply the results to selective breeding programmes and the development of biomedical models.  We are now recruiting an enthusiastic and hardworking PhD student to work alongside a multidisciplinary team with expertise in bioinformatics, next-generation sequencing, breeding, animal health and food security.  The studentship is funded for 4 years.

You will learn many skills during the PhD, and we anticipate that bioinformatics will be at the forefront of our approaches.  You will receive expert training and advice from me in this area.

You will be based at The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh, a world-leading research institute in the field of farm animal genetics and genomics.  Your supervisory team will consist of internationally renowned researchers, including Professor David Hume, FRSE, Director of The Roslin Institute and professor of Mammalian Functional Genomics at the University of Edinburgh; and Mick Watson, who has over 15 years’ experience in bioinformatics and next-generation sequencing, including work in both industry and academic.   Over the lifetime of the project, you will gain over 6 months experience within industry.  The industrial partner, Genus Plc, is a world leader in applying science to animal breeding creating advances through biotechnology and selling added value products for livestock farming and food producers.  The successful applicant will also benefit from working alongside scientists within Edinburgh Genomics, the University of Edinburgh’s next-generation genomics facility and one of the largest producers of Illumina next-generation sequencing data in Europe.

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