Ph.D. Position in Drought Tolerance in Wheat at University of Nebraska –Lincoln
Walia lab in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture at UNL has a Ph.D. position available for Spring 2019.
Primary focus of the program is to understand crop adaptation to environmental stresses such as drought and salinity. We are particularly interested in understanding crop stress tolerance during developmental stages that are particularly sensitive to abiotic stresses resulting in yield and biomass losses. The Ph.D. student project will focus on applying image-based phenomics to examine natural variation in drought response during reproductive development in wheat. The project will also involve physiological and molecular (transcriptomic) analysis of wheat germplasm with wild wheat introgressions. The overall project goal is to discover genes and genetic variants that can be used to improve wheat performance under water-limited growing conditions. More Information about the lab and on-going project, please visit:
If interested, please send a CV and contact details (phone, email) for at least three professional references to Harkamal Walia.
Contact Information: Harkamal Walia Department of Agronomy and Horticulture University of Nebraska, Lincoln (email@example.com)
We seek a student with strong interest in crop improvement, phenomics and genomics skills, statistical analysis of high-dimension datasets derived from genomic and phenomics dataset. Ability to work in a collaborative, diverse and multi-disciplinary environment is essential.