Research Associate in Quantitative Genetics, Biometrics, and Breeding

Open Date: N/A
Close Date: 07 August 2024

Location: Roslin Institute Building

External link: Learn More

The Opportunity:

The Roslin Institute (Edinburgh) has been awarded an Impact Acceleration Award (IAA) with a global plant breeding company to further develop stability metrics for crop breeding programmes.

The IAA Research Associate will work closely with Daniel Tolhurst and supported by Prof Gregor Gorjanc of the HighlanderLab.


The post is for 9 months and comes with a travel budget for dissemination.

Informal enquiries can be made to Daniel Tolhurst ( or Prof Gregor Gorjanc (, while formal applications should be submitted through The University of Edinburgh website by the 8th July at:

Your skills and attributes for success:

* You are passionate about sustainable agriculture and optimising plant breeding programmes through practical applications of quantitative genetics and biometrics

* You have a strong quantitative genetics and breeding background and/or a biometrics and statistical background.

* You are independent, organised, and thrive in collaboration with multidisciplinary teams working in globally important sector.

* Please inspect the call documentation regarding the essential and desirable knowledge, skills and experience needed for the post.


As a valued member of our team you can expect:

  • Salary will be appointed at £41,732.
  • An exciting, positive, creative, challenging, and rewarding place to work. You will have opportunities to grow and contribute to the work of The Roslin Institute and have significant industry impact.
  • To be part of a diverse and vibrant international community
  • Comprehensive Staff Benefits, such as a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts, family-friendly initiatives, and flexible work options. Check out the full list on our staff benefits page (opens in a new tab) and use our reward calculator to discover the total value of your pay and benefits