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Subject: Decker Computational Genomics Group recruiting a Senior
       Research Associate
Date: Wed, 01 Nov 2023 15:04:13 -0500

Decker Computational Genomics Group recruiting a Senior Research Associate
Application and job description at this link:

The Decker Computational Genomics Group at the University of Missouri is
recruiting a Senior Research Associate. The Senior Research Associate will
have responsibilities of 1) data analysis, 2) manuscript preparation, 3)
data collection and 4) project management, with a focus on data analysis.
Main data analyses would entail genome- wide association studies, genomic
prediction, and variance estimation; with opportunities to assist with
evolutionary and population genomic analyses. Decker's research group
( has various research
interests, combining quantitative genomics, population genomics, and
evolutionary biology. All research projects use computational genomics
approaches. Projects include: Genomic prediction, Mapping loci responding
to selection, Genotype- by-environment interactions, Genetics of fertility,
Genetics of metabolism, Population structure of cattle breeds, and
Demographic modelling. Deckers group has long-term funding supported by
the Wurdack Endowment and several federal grants. The University of
Missouri is an AAU member, Carnegie R1 institution, and one of the most
comprehensive land grant universities in the nation, including agriculture,
veterinary medicine, human medicine, engineering, journalism and law.
Excellent facilities and opportunities for collaboration across the campus,
system and state are available. Office space will be in the Animal Science
Research Center, which houses research and teaching facilities.

A unique attraction is the opportunity to collaborate with our nationally-
recognized researchers in all animal science disciplines, including
genetics, reproduction, and nutrition. Further, the Decker Genomics Group
has an active collaboration with Gui DeSouza in the College of Engineering
working on robotic vision of cattle. The University of Missouri is a leader
in genomic research, with internationally recognized researchers in genome
assembly, genome annotation, comparative genomics, whole-genome sequence
analysis, functional genomics, population genomics, genome-wide association
analysis, genomic prediction, and novel trait development.


Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in animal science, genetics, statistics or
closely related field by the time of appointment. Candidates will be
evaluated on:

1) data analysis 2) manuscript preparation 3) data collection 4) project

The primary focus of the evaluation will focus on data analysis.

Application Materials

To apply, visit, Job ID 49206,
and submit:

- Letter of interest addressing the applicants qualifications -
Comprehensive curriculum vitae - Address, phone number - Email addresses
and phone numbers of 3 references

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2023 and continue until a
suitable candidate is identified.

Contact: Specific inquiries regarding this position may be directed to
Jared Decker (573-819-0837).

Other Information

About MU: MU is the flagship campus of the University of Missouri System.
The University is located midway between St. Louis and Kansas City in
Columbia, a vibrant community consistently ranked as one of the best small
cities for livability, in the U.S. The Division of Animal Sciences is one
of the top departments in the university in terms of extramural funding,
research productivity and student numbers. The graduate program is among
the top-ranked in the nation, by the National Research Council. The
division values diversity and welcomes members of all groups among faculty,
staff and students.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a
comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans,
retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on
University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each
persons success. Contributions from individuals with diverse
backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism
and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research
and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to
work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and
expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching,
research and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal
Opportunity  is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for
employment on the basis  of their demonstrated ability and competence
without unlawful discrimination on the  basis of their race, color,
national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy,  sexual orientation,
gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, or protected  veteran
status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law.
This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited
to,  recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits,
disciplinary  actions and terminations. For more information, visit

Jared E. Decker
Wurdack Chair in Animal Genomics
Associate Professor, Computational Genomics
Cell 573-819-0837
Office 573-882-2504
Division of Animal Sciences, Genetics Area Program, and Institute for Data
and Informatics
University of Missouri
920 East Campus Dr
Columbia MO 65211
A Steak in Genomics™

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