Faculty/Academic StaffMajor Administrative Unit / College:
College Of Natural ScienceDepartment:
Plant Biology Cns 10032114Sub Area:
FAS- Fac./Acad StaffSalary:
Agriculture, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union
Responsibilities will include the analysis of RNA-seq data across growth stages of fungal species, comparative analysis of gene expression, and functional analysis of genes using knockout technologies. This is part of larger joint project multiple collaborating labs to examine the evolution of spore germination and initial growth in fungi with different host preferences. Timely interpretation, presentation and publication of data is expected. The position is available for one year with renewal up to two years, contingent upon satisfactory performance and available funding. Desired start date is as soon as possible.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.
Doctorate -Microbiology, Genetics or Related Field
Experience with filamentous fungi is essential. PhD in Microbiology, Genetics or related field completed within the last 2 years. Experience with growth and manipulation of Epichloe or closely related species is required.
Competitive candidates will have training in bioinformatics and/or molecular biology of filamentous fungi. A strong work ethic with excellent interpersonal skills, strong quantitative, written, verbal communication skills, and a publication record commensurate with time since degree completion are preferred.
Required Application Materials
Please submit a CV, including interests and experience.
Contact Dr. Frances Trail at [email protected] for questions about this position.
Review of applications will begin on July 26, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.
The Department of Plant Biology strives to provide the world with a program of excellence in the fundamental plant sciences by fostering innovative research and teaching that encompasses and integrates all levels of biological organization, from molecules to ecosystems. Our success lies in encouraging diverse perspectives and approaches to science and in our commitment to leading on the path towards diversity, equity and inclusion within our community.
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Advertised: Jul 12, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Jul 12, 2023 Eastern Daylight Time