We seek an excellent post-doctoral associate to conduct research exploring plant-microbiome mediators of plant stress resilience for bioenergy crops. The duties for this position include characterizing microbial isolates and building synthetic communities. The individual in this position will also participate in building shared resources to catalog and share information on microbes with demonstrated improvement of bioenergy plant performance.
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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 -Plant, Soil, Microbial Sciences, Ecology
A PhD in a field related to plant, soil, microbial sciences, ecology, or bioinformatics/genomics.
Candidates should be skilled with standard microbiology and molecular biology techniques. Experience in conducting growth chamber, greenhouse, or field experiments is expected. Previous experience building and deploying synthetic communities of microbes is desired. Strong quantitative skills and experience with bioinformatic and statistical analyses of microbial communities is expected.
The successful applicant will independent, motivated, and able to work as part of a collaborative team. They will have proven skills in microbiology and molecular laboratory techniques, as well as strong writing and communication skills.
Required Application Materials
Please provide: 1) a statement describing relevant skills, research accomplishments, and research interests, 2) a current CV, and 3) contact information for three references.
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Created in 2007 by the U.S. Department of Energy, GLBRC focuses on three areas of research: sustainable cropping systems, efficient biomass conversion, and field-to-product integration. Together, we are helping to replace petroleum-derived fuels and products and enable a new generation of biorefineries.
Our mission is simple: creating biofuels and bioproducts that are economically viable and environmentally sustainable.
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