Graduate Student Positions ABG (Dalhousie University)



Graduate Student Positions - Animal Breeding and Genomics (MSc & PhD)

Haley Institute of Animal Science and Aquaculture Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University (Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada)

Enhancing production in mink through advance genomics

As a graduate student, you will be responsible for conducting research and development projects in animal breeding and genomics, including the traditional breeding, variance component estimations, development and use of methods for genetic/genomic evaluation, whole genome association analyses, gene discovery and validation, and their integration to mink breeding programs in North America. As part of this research, you will be familiar with the analysis of large data sets for genetic and genomic studies and the use of corresponding statistical methods. In this role you will have the opportunity to interact with a strong and stimulating team of collaborators within Dalhousie University, University of Guelph, University of Alberta, North American Mink Industry, as well as other collaborating research centers.

· For admission into a MSc or PhD program, candidate must be admissible to the Dalhousie Agriculture, MSc and/or PhD program:
· Mink Genomics Research Program is looking for enthusiastic, hard-working, and committed individuals.

Start Date:
January 2018

Applicants must submit a cover letter stating qualifications and experience, a Curriculum Vitae, including a list of publications and major projects, and the names and contact information of three referees to: Dr. Younes Miar, email:

For further information regarding the research project, please contact: Dr. Younes Miar, Assistant Professor and North American Industry Research Chair in Mink Genomics.