The Strawberry Breeding Program in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of California, Davis has an immediate opening for a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher with a strong technical background and academic career aspirations to investigate genetic mechanisms underlying resistance to soil-borne and above-ground pathogens in strawberry. Candidates with training in molecular plant pathology and the application of genomic approaches in plant breeding are encouraged to apply. Outstanding written and verbal communication skills are essential. This research primarily focuses on the study and analysis of genes encoding receptors that interact with the products of microbial effector genes to activate defense responses and confer resistance to pathogens. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to leverage extensive genomic resources, analyze large phenotypic and genomic datasets, and collaborate with a diverse group of scientists engaged in strawberry breeding, genetics, genomics, and plant pathology research. This position requires a Ph.D. in plant biology, bioinformatics, or a related field. Candidates with strong computational skills are preferred.
Candidates should provide a current curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and a cover letter describing their previous research experience, future research directions, and career goals by e-mail to Steven J. Knapp (firstname.lastname@example.org). UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse community. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
This position requires a Ph.D. in plant biology, molecular plant pathology, or a related field. Individuals with strong computational skills are preferred.
The Strawberry Breeding Program in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of California, Davis (https://www.ucdavis.edu/about) conducts research in Davis and coastal California from Ventura to Santa Cruz. UCD offers undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral researchers interested in plant breeding, genomics, bioinformatics, quantitative genetics, statistics, molecular biolo...gy, plant physiology, plant pathology, post-harvest physiology, biochemistry, evolution and population genetics a truly unique environment in which to pursue their research, education, and career development. Scientists working in these fields have access to state-of-the-art facilities and resources within the Strawberry Breeding Program and through the UC Davis Genome Center, Bioinformatics Core Facility, the Post-Harvest Physiology Laboratory, the Robert Mondavi Institute for Food and Wine, and the Plant Breeding Center.