Graduate research assistantships in quantitative genetics are available with Gota Morota in the Department of Animal Science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL).

Current projects in the Morota lab include developing kernel-based whole-genome prediction and kernel-based genome-wide association models, polygenic modeling of binary traits, reexamining the results from quantitative genetics analysis in light of functional annotation, and extending kernel methods (such as GBLUP and RKHS) specifically tailored for diverse types of emerging omics data.

In addition, candidates will be expected to leverage opportunities to interact with faculty in animal genetics and biometrics at the UNL in the areas of bioinformatics, breeding, functional genomics, quantitative genetics, and molecular genetics.

Candidates should have a B.S. or M.S. degree in quantitative disciplines with strong background and interest in statistical computing.
The starting date is Fall 2015.
For more information about research in the Morota lab at the UNL, visit: http://www.morotalab.org

A letter of interest in the position, C.V., and contact information for
three references should be emailed to Gota Morota at .
Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the
positions are filled. Informal inquiries are also welcome.

Also, please see: http://animalscience.unl.edu/anscprospectivegraduatestudents

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