Abiotic Interactions, Genetics, Genomics, Signals and Responses
The Juenger lab at the University of Texas at Austin is recruiting a postdoctoral position in statistical genetics and molecular biology funded by the Human Frontiers in Science Program. The candidate will be involved in projects exploring natural variation in flowering time, especially in response to drought and abiotic stress signals, using Arabidopsis and rice as model systems. The project involves a multidisciplinary and international team of investigators based at the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Milan, and the University of Tokyo. The collaborative effort will provide excellent exchange and training opportunities and career development prospects. As a whole, the team will deploy diverse experimental approaches ranging from quantitative genetics, to gene expression analysis and molecular/biochemical techniques. The UT Austin candidate will primarily lead eQTL and GWAS studies of flowering time under imposed stress treatments. They will also be involved in molecular studies of candidate genes and physiological studies linking stress with flowering.
We encourage applications from female, minority, and culturally diverse candidates. Please email all applications to email@example.com with the subject “Postdoctoral Application: Drought Escape”. Applications should include a cover letter detailing experience and research interests, a current CV, and contact information for three professional references compiled in a single pdf file. Applicants can find additional information about the Juenger lab at https://sites.cns.utexas.edu/juenger_lab. The position is funded for 3 years and it is expected to begin by Dec 1st 2019. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.
The position requires a PhD in Genetics, Genomics, Statistical Genetics, Plant Biology, Plant Breeding or a related field. We are looking for highly motivated candidates with excellent communication skills, initiative, and enthusiasm for large collaborative team efforts. Our diverse research effort offers an ideal scenario for cross-disciplinary training, leveraging existing datasets and resources, leadership opportunities, a creative work environment.
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