Optimizing Plant Breeding Strategies Using Genome-wide Dense Marker Data

Since 010714 a plant breeding platform has been implemented at SLU. Its mission is to promote an internal coordination of SLU’s resources and efforts in plant breeding for agriculture, forestry and horticulture, and includes research, basic education, infrastructure and outreach. It also works to strengthen SLU’s profile in plant breeding in relation to the outside world. Plant breeding is a discipline found in several of SLU’s departments and faculties and needs to be coordinated across different location and faculty boundaries. The plant breeding platform includes the Faculty of Landscape Architecture, Horticulture and Crop Production Science, the Faculty of Forest Sciences and the Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Science. A committee with two members from each faculty leads the coordination work. Special funds have been set aside for this venture. Each faculty will from 010715 have the main mentorship for a two-year postdoc position funded by the platform. The three postdoc projects have a clear across-faculty profile with assisting mentors at other faculties and with resources to promote SLU collaboration across campus- and faculty boundaries. Application deadline: 310315 Information: http://www.upsc.se >Jobs