A postdoctoral position is available in the Casteel lab at UC Davis, starting after August 2017. The focus of this position is on elucidating the key molecular mechanisms that mediate plant-virus-vector interactions. The Casteel lab uses a combination of molecular biology, genetics, genomics and biochemistry together with laboratory trials to answer ecologically relevant questions.
Applicants for the postdoctoral position should be within 3 years of receiving their PhD. Applicants must be able to do independent research, have good written and verbal communication skills, and must be highly self-motivated. Applicants with a proven record of publication and experience working in the area of plant-virus or plant-insect interactions will be preferred. Candidates with a proven record of excellence in related areas will be seriously considered. I am particularly interested in candidates that have a strong background in molecular biology/biochemistry, virology, bioinformatics/large data sets, or protein-protein interactions.
For more information on the lab: http://casteel.faculty.ucdavis.edu/
How to Apply / Contact:
Qualified candidates should submit the following to firstname.lastname@example.org:
A cover letter that includes research statement (<1 page), curriculum vitae, and contact information for three referees. The subject of the email should be “Postdoc position: Plant-vector interactions” and each file submitted should start with your last name in the title.
UC Davis, founded in 1905, is a public, comprehensive university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Agricultural and Environmental Science, Engineering, and Letters and Science; and the Graduate School of Management. Its 5,200-acre campus is located in Davis, 15 miles from Sacramento, the capital of California.