Postdoctoral Position

Elizabeth Boulding boulding at uoguelph.ca
Thu Mar 18 11:27:12 EST 1999


A multi-university strategic project is looking for 
a postdoctoral fellow to work on linkage mapping of 
quantitative trait loci (QTLs) for growth and life 
history traits in Arctic char (Savelinus alpinus) 
for two years beginning November 1st, 1999.  The 
project is in linkage and QTL mapping and will 
involve laboratory work as well as fish culture.  
Mapping will be based on a backcross of a F1 hybrid 
of two recently domesticated lineages of Arctic 
char for genetic markers associated with growth 
rate and life history traits as well as other 
economically important traits.  The genetic markers 
used will initially be single nucleotide 
polymorphisms (SNPs) within candidate genes.  The 
applicant should have a publication record that 
documents experience working with molecular markers 
and a knowledge of quantitative genetics.  Good 
communication skills are essential as the candidate 
will work as part of a team of molecular 
biologists, quantitative geneticists, and fish 
biologists.  Application packages should include a 
resume, academic transcripts, the names and 
telephone numbers of three academic referees and a 
statement indicating how your laboratory and 
computer skills and other research experience 
relates to the position and should be sent to:  Dr. 
Elizabeth Boulding, Department of Zoology, 
University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, NIG 2W1 
Canada (email: boulding at uoguelph.ca).   
Collaborators, Dr. Roy Danzmann and Dr. Moira 
Ferguson, are using microsatellite markers to 
create a low resolution genetic linkage map for 
Arctic char.  Information on the University of 
Guelph is available at http://www.uoguelph.ca   
Information on the research interests of Zoology 
Faculty members can be obtained at 

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