The lab has a 15 month post-doc position available on the AQUA-FAANG project.
For details see: https://www.vacancies.ed.ac.uk/pls/corehrrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=052600
The position is funded by a European Commission H2020 project called “AQUA-FAANG: Advancing European Aquaculture by Genome Functional Annotation”. This consortium includes academic and commercial partners from Norway, the UK, France, the Netherlands, Greece, Italy, Poland and Spain. The goal is to create comprehensive genome-wide functional annotation datasets (ChIP-Seq, ATAC-Seq, RNA-Seq) for the six commercially most important fish species within European aquaculture and exploit their contribution to variation in traits of commercial relevance. AQUA-FAANG started in May 2019, and will run for at least 48 months. Prof. Macqueen is the co-coordinator of the project, which is being led by Prof. Sigbjørn Lien at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences.
The position: You will lead the generation and analysis of ChIP-Seq, ATAC-Seq, and RNA-Seq libraries in two salmonid species using material that has already been sampled. You will contribute to comparative and evolutionary analyses aiming to identify conserved and divergent functional genomic elements (e.g. enhancers) in different fish species.
The candidate: You will have or be close to completing a PhD in a relevant area, for example: functional or comparative functional genomics. You will have wet-lab experience in all steps needed to generate reliable next-generation sequencing libraries, e.g. ChIP-Seq, ATAC-Seq or methods with a similar level of complexity. You will have experience in bioinformatic analyses of functional genomics data e.g. sequence alignment, feature calling, and statistical analysis. Ideally you will have experience in comparative or evolutionary genomics. A record of publication in high quality peer-reviewed journals is desirable. You will have good person skills and contribute to the training of other members of the lab, while also engaging with the wider external community of AQUA-FAANG researchers. There will be broad scope for collaboration, training and mentorship from leading scientists in the field, as well as an expectation for you to present your findings at leading international conferences.