Biology, Postdoctoral Research Associate in Evolutionary Genomics, Non-Tenure Track
Biology, Postdoctoral Research Associate in Evolutionary Genomics, Non-Tenure TrackPosition Title:
Biology, Postdoctoral Research Associate in Evolutionary Genomics, Non-Tenure TrackJob Category:
University FacultyJob Type:
Rogers Park-Lake Shore CampusLocation Code:
BIOLOGY (02112A)Department Name:
BIOLOGYIs this split and/or fully grant funded? :
YesDuties and Responsibilities:
Loyola University Chicago (LUC), College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Biology invites applications for a full-time postdoctoral associate, with expertise in the area of evolutionary genetics/genomics. The position is for one year with the possibility of renewal for an additional year based on performance. For more information about the department visit www.luc.edu/biology. We especially encourage applications from individuals from underrepresented backgrounds in the sciences.
The postdoc will work with Dr. Michael Grillo on research projects in plant evolutionary genomics involving plant-microbe interactions. Research in the Grillo lab focuses on the classic mutualism between legume plants and nitrogen fixing bacteria (rhizobia). Current projects involve genetic mapping of symbiosis traits in the model legume, Medicago Truncatula, and population genomics in Astragalus, the single most species-rich genus of plants. Moving forward, projects are expanding beyond rhizobia to examine legume interactions with the broader host-associated microbial communities (microbiome). The post-doc will also be responsible for teaching one course a year in the topic of introductory biology or genetics in the Department of Biology.Qualifications:
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in evolution, genomics, or a related field. Applicants with prior experience in amplicon sequencing of host microbiomes (e.g., Mothur or QIIME), GWAS mapping, and/or bioinformatics analysis of high-throughput sequencing data, are especially encouraged to apply.Physical Demands:
NoneMinimum Education and/or Work Experience:
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in evolution, genomics, or a related field. Applicants with prior experience in amplicon sequencing of host microbiomes (e.g., Mothur or QIIME), GWAS mapping, and/or bioinformatics analysis of high-throughput sequencing data, are especially encouraged to apply.Open Date:
03/24/2021Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants should apply on-line at http://www.careers.luc.edu and submit a letter of intent, a current Curriculum Vitae, and a brief statement describing their research interests and experience. They also should provide the names and email addresses of three individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position. Referees will not be solicited immediately but might be at subsequent points in the review process. For further information, please contact Dr. Grillo ([email protected])
The position is available immediately and will remain open until filled.
LUC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity – including a wide range of individuals who contribute to a robust academic environment – is critical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and services in an increasingly diverse society. Therefore, in holistically accessing the many qualifications of each applicant, we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes experience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a wide variety of different educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also favorably factor experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degrees.
As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a transformative education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at www.luc.edu/mission. For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at www.luc.edu/transformativeed.Quick Link for Posting:
PROVOSTDesired Start Date:
05/01/2021Open Until Filled: