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Young scientist vacancy, Plant Genetics and Breeding Division of INRA


Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), France is seeking a young scientist to join their team. Main responsibilities of the position will include the development and evaluation of new methods for association genetics and related approaches to investigate genetic determinism of traits of interest in agricultural plants, in view of molecular breeding applications. These methods include the combination of Linkage and Linkage Disequilibrium mapping to map determinants of quantitative traits. Application to maize within the research group and other crops in cooperation with other groups of the division will also be required.

The permanent position (equivalent to tenure) is at the Associate Research Scientist (CR2) level and based in Gif-sur-Yvette (near Paris), France.

Eligibility criteria

Applicants should have:

  • PhD or equivalent
  • Strong background in statistical and quantitative genetics
  • Programming skills in standard languages

More information on general hiring process information and documents for application

Deadline for submission of complete application package (including CV, 8 -10 pages report and publication list): 27th February 2009

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