Postdoctoral Fellow, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology / Farrer

Postdoctoral Fellow, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology / Farrer

New Orleans, LA
Open Date:
Sep 25, 2016

Postdoctoral position in Plant-microbe interactions

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EBIO) at Tulane University invites applications for a postdoctoral position in Plant-microbe interactions. We aim to recruit an outstanding researcher with a Ph.D. and prior postdoctoral experience. We are particularly seeking applicants with strong research and publication records.

We are seeking an applicant with expertise in plant-microbial symbioses, plant community ecology, and microbial ecology. The incumbent will work closely with Dr. Emily Farrer to engage in independent and collaborative research exploring aspects plant-microbial interactions as they pertain to plant community structure and global change impacts in the Mississippi River Delta and northern Gulf Coast ( The incumbent will be expected to contribute to the following objectives: (1) setting up permanent monitoring plots and salt water intrusion experiments in coastal wetlands for repeated sampling of plant, endophyte, and soil microbial community composition, (2) implementing greenhouse experiments to test the impact of salinity on plant microbiomes, (3) using next-generation sequencing and analysis pipelines to describe microbial communities (bacterial and fungal) in plants and soil, (4) training and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students. The incumbent will be encouraged to pursue other research areas that complement these topics.

Preference will be given to candidates possessing in-depth topical knowledge in plant-microbe interactions and next generation sequencing techniques. The potential to obtain competitive extramural funding is also an important consideration. An initial appointment will be for one year, with continuation dependent upon performance and funding. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Application Instructions:

Include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and the names and contact information of three professional references.

Questions for Dr. Farrer can be directed to [email protected]; using the subject heading “Plant-microbe interactions Postdoctoral Position.”

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