Post doc shellfish geneticist: Oregon State University

Agency
Oregon State University
Location
Hatfield Marine Science Center, Newport, Oregon
Job Category
Post Doctoral Appointments
Website
http://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/41109
Salary
$45,000 - 50,000
Start Date
09/01/2017
Last Date to Apply
06/07/2017
Description
Research Associate (Post Doc) will hold a leadership role in a larger research team made up of researchers from Oregon State University (OSU) and the Agriculture Research Service-United States Department of Agriculture (USDA - ARS) involved in cooperative research to improve commercially important traits of farmed Pacific oysters on the US West Coast through the application of quantitative and marker-assisted selection (MAS) methods.

Specific objectives are to participate in the design, execution and data analysis of experiments to: 1) develop resistant stocks to new microvariant strains of oyster herpes virus (OsHV-1 µvar) that pose a threat to the US West Coast oyster industry, 2) develop stocks that are resilient to hypoxic, acidified seawater (OA) in hatcheries and on farms, 3) develop high-yielding stocks as part of Oregon State University’s shellfish breeding program, the Molluscan Broodstock Program (MBP). Quantitative analysis of data should include application of mixed animal models e.g. AIREMLF90, ASReml.
Qualifications
- PhD in genetics or related discipline
-Experience in applying quantitative and molecular genetic techniques to determine responses of populations to environmental effects
-Evidence of:
• scholastic achievements in publications and scientific presentations
• self-motivation and able to work independently
• effective work with colleagues from diverse backgrounds
Contact Person
Chris Langdon
Contact eMail
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