Postdoc position in genomic selection for wheat

Postdoc position in genomic selection for wheat


Department of Plant Breeding
SLU Department of Plant Breeding performs research and education addressing global challenges affecting our livelihoods and the environment. The Plant breeding division works on putting traits into usable forms by understanding their diversity and genetics with the aid of advanced breeding tools. We apply this knowledge for the genetic betterment of cultivars of economically important crops. This position is funded by SLU Grogrund – a Swedish competence center for breeding of food crops (

You will mine large genotypic and phenotypic datasets and apply biometric approaches to study genotype by environment interactions for diseases and other agronomic traits in wheat. Develop genomic selection models for the traits and validate the models on the obtained progenies. The project is in a collaboration with the Swedish plant breeding company Lantmännen Lantbruk. The genetic material to be used in the project is obtained both from a genebank and the breeding material from the company. You will thus have the unique opportunity to be involved in a project in close collaboration with the plant breeders and thus gain first-hand experience of benefits and limitations of genomic selection in a real-world case study. You will have the possibility to develop new connections with many researchers and stakeholders through various seminars and events organized by SLU Grogrund.

For this position, you must have received your PhD degree not more than three years prior to the deadline of this application and have a research focus in plant breeding, genetics, quantitative genetics, bioinformatics, biometrics or similar. You should have documented experience in developing genetic markers for breeding. You should have contributed to research through publications in peer reviewed international journals. Prior experience with genomic selection is a merit. You should have the ability to work independently as well as in a team. You should be motivated, highly interested in plant breeding and have excellent English language skills (both oral and written).

Place of work:

Form of employment:
Temporary employment, 2 years (postdoc agreement)


Starting date:
According to agreement

We welcome your application no later than 2020-02-29.

Selection among applicants meeting the requirements is made with reference to written application including curriculum vitae, copies of degrees and transcripts of academic records, a list of at least two references familiar with the applicant's qualifications, certified knowledge of the English language and an interview. If the applicant is a foreign citizen, we require a certified copy of the page in your passport with your personal data and photograph.

Academic union representatives:

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) develops the understanding and sustainable use and management of biological natural resources. The university ranks well internationally within its subject areas. SLU is a research-intensive university that also offers unique degree programmes in for example rural development and natural resource management, environmental economics, animal science and landscape architecture.

SLU has just over 3,000 employees, 5,000 students and a turnover of SEK 3 billion. The university has invested heavily in a modern, attractive environment on its campuses in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala.

SLU is an equal opportunity employer.

Kontaktpersoner på detta företaget

Kommunikationchef Kristina Backlund

Regionchef Pernilla Blomkvist
Projektledare Clas Vallin
Förhandlingschef Marita Runquist
Förhandlingschef Marita Runquist
Etableringsansvarig Micke Magnusson
Utbildningschef Anna-Carin Herdebrant

Utbildningschef Anna-Carin Herdebrant
Regionchef Liselotte Backlund
Affärsområdeschef Peter Johansson


  • Arbetsplats: 7-Eleven
  • 1 plats
  • 6 månader eller längre
  • Heltid
  • Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön
  • Publicerat: 27 januari 2020
  • Ansök senast: 29 februari 2020


Sturegatan 56


Sturegatan 56

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