Graduate position: UVermont.MethylationConservation

Highly motivated and enthusiastic students are invited to apply for an
MS or PhD position in the Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences at
the University of Vermont.  The overarching goal of the laboratory is to
determine the extent to which epigenetic modifications affect phenotypic
variation in economically important traits in cattle.  To that end,
the successful applicant will be working on a project involving the
conservation of methylation between two breeds of beef cattle.

Qualifications:   Applicants should have an undergraduate degree
in genetics, genomics, animal science, biology or related field.
For admittance, GRE test scores should be above 300 (combined scores)
and a minimum of 100 for the TOEFL (if applicable).

Preferred skills include a working knowledge of epigenetics, ability to
construct libraries for Next Generation Sequencing and computational
skills necessary for Next Generation Sequencing data analysis.
Additionally, applicants should have good communication skills and
ability to work as part of a team.  Funding for this project is secured
and the qualified applicant will receive a stipend.  The student will
be required to perform Teaching Assistantship duties each semester. A
start date of January 2nd is preferable but can be negotiated.

Interested students should submit a CV, cover letter and
statement of research interest and goals to Dr. Stephanie McKay at Founded in 1791, UVM is consistently ranked as
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