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Ina Hoeschele, Assoc Prof Quant Genet, Montana State University A1IAH at VTVM1.CC.VT.EDU
Tue Jul 4 09:58:59 EST 1995


***** Postdoctoral Position available *********************************
***** Desired Start Date: October 1, 1995 *****************************
*******************  Area of Research:  *******************************
***** Statistical Gene Mapping via Markov Chain Monte Carlo ***********
*******************  Location:  ***************************************
******** Department of Animal and Range Sciences, *********************
*********** Montana State University, Bozeman *************************

I am offering a postdoctoral position with funding available for up to
two years starting October 1, 1995. This position is incorporated into
a 3-year grant with the first year ending on September 30, 1995.
The current postdoctoral associate (year 1 of the funding period) has
three manuscripts submitted and one manuscript in preparation within
9 months so far. Hence, high productivity is desired and possible in
this project!
The research likely to be completed by the start date of this position
includes:
(i) Bayesian analysis of linkage between a QTL and a single marker
implemented via Markov chain Monte Carlo.
(ii) Bayesian analysis of linkage between a QTL and multiple linked
markers implemented via Markov chain Monte Carlo.
(iii) Bayesian and Maximum Likelihood analyses of mixed major gene and
polygenic inheritance for a categorical trait via Markov chain Monte
Carlo.
Research to be conducted during years 2 and 3 of the funding period:
(iv) Generalization of the software developed under (ii) to an
arbitrary pedigree structure (currently, (grand)daughter design with
related sires)
(v) Inclusion of multiple QTL in the analysis, with the possibility
of accounting for interactions.
(vi) Extension of the major gene analysis for categorical data to
linkage analysis for a categorical trait with multiple markers
(vii) Extension of the linkage analysis to multiple traits.
The successful candidate will be expected to complete the research
objectives (iv) and (v) above within the time period of one year.
The successful candidate will be given the opportunity to teach and
collaborate on other projects, including a major project in Human
Genetics, if desired.
The candidate must be
(i) well trained in Statistics and Genetics and hold a PhD degree in
either field, and
(ii) familiar with Fortran programming and Unix environments.
The ideal candidate is also
(iii) somewhat familiar with major gene and linkage analyses
(iv) eager to succeed and exercise initiative
(v) reliable and a good team member

Please send applications including Curriculum Vitae, list of
publications, and three references to
       email: inah at vt.edu
       fax:   (USA) 703 231 5014  c/o Sally Barnett
I am currently on sabbatical and applications will be forwarded to
me immediately. Feel free to contact me by email first if you like
to obtain more information about this position.
Montana State University provides a productive research environment
with the presence of Animal, Plant, and Human Genetics as well as the
home base for the first electronic journal JQTL publishing QTL studies
in all species of interest. Moreover, close proximity of Yellowstone
National Park and major skiing areas allows for fast recovery after
periods of intense research!

Ina Hoeschele
Associate Professor of Quantitative Genetics



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