2 permanent research positions available at INRA Animal Genetics Division
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| The Animal Genetics Division of INRA (Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique), France, has 2 openings for permanent (French government|
employee) research positions at the junior research scientist level (CR2).
Deadline for application is 1st of March, 2016.
1) Genetic analysis and sustainability in cattle (CR2-2016-3-GA-1)
Key activities and required skills: Improving health and use of feed resources is a major goal for the development of more agro-ecological, input efficient production systems limiting waste and pollutants. Genomic selection greatly facilitates the inclusion of such new traits in selection objectives. If a trait can be measured in a reference population, it can be selected, even in adverse conditions, in particular when the measure is complex, expensive or weakly inheritable. The successful candidate will develop research on the genetic architecture of traits related to the use of food resources, then health, developing genetic epidemiology approaches.
He/she will have access to rich data sets in terms of phenotypes, genotypes and genomic sequences and will join a team providing the necessary skills and resources, with scientists with high international visibility. Skills in quantitative and applied genetics, data analysis would be desirable. Good knowledge of livestock production and selection would be a bonus.
Location: INRA, UMR GABI, Domaine de Vilvert, 78350 Jouy-en-Josas, France (Paris region)
Before applying, please contact:
Phone: +33 1 34 652 181
2) Epidemiology and integrated management of parasites (CR2-2016-4-GA-2)
Key activities and required skills:
Small ruminant production in humid tropical regions, as well as in temperate regions, is severely affected by gastrointestinal parasitism. The use of anthelmintics has been a failure and the sustainability of small ruminant production systems now relies on the use of integrated management strategies, only using drugs as a last resort. These strategies combine approaches at environmental, host and parasite population level. The successful candidate will develop these approaches further by developing epidemiological models to better understand and control the evolution dynamics of parasite populations. He/she will join a multidisciplinary unit with expertise in animal husbandry, genetics, nutrition... He/she will join a network motivated by data processing in animal health, veterinary and human public health. This position will contribute to the institute's research on the metaprogramme " Integrated management of animal health ".
Skills in epidemiology and/or modelling, and/or statistics would be desirable.
Location. INRA, Unit de Recherches Zootechniques / Animal Production Research Unit, 97170 Petit-Bourg, France (Guadeloupe - French West Indies).
Before applying, please contact:
Phone: +33 5 90 255 408
Training / additional skills required for the 2 positions PhD or equivalent. The ability to work in a team is recommended. Candidates should have a good command of English, and long-term international experience would also be desirable. Successful candidates who have not yet acquired postdoctoral training will be required to do so, preferably abroad, after their probationary period (1st year) and before being eligible for promotion to an Experienced Research Scientist position (CR1). Salary is commensurate with experience but starts at around 28,000 euros/year.
Knowledge of French is not a requirement. French or European Union nationalities are not required.
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Please note that the applicants have to produce a scientific report following formal guidelines, and that selection of the successful candidates is in two stages. The first stage-selection is based on the reports sent in due time, and candidates selected on the basis of their report are audited for the final, second stage.