An opening is available for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Buell (http://buell-lab.plantbiology.msu.edu/) and Douches (http://potatobg.css.msu.edu/) Labs to utilize genomic methods to improve our understanding of the genome architecture in cultivated potato and to develop and assess novel gene editing methods in potato and camelina. These activities are part of two separate USDA-funded projects in the Buell and Douches labs. Ample opportunities for interactions and collaborations with bioinformaticists, genomicists, geneticists, and breeders exist that will provide broad exposure to disciplines relevant in plant breeding and genetics. The Buell and Douches labs provides a robust training environment for postdoctoral associates seeking careers in academia and industry and applicants interested in a dynamic, positive research experience are especially encouraged to apply.
MSU provides competitive salary and excellent benefits for postdoctoral associates. Starting salary will be $48,671. The position is a one-year initial appointment with potential extension up to two years, contingent upon satisfactory performance and available funding with a desired start date of February 2020
Doctorate – in genetics, genomics, bioinformatics, molecular biology, biology or related field.
Competitive candidates will be broadly trained in genetics, genomics, bioinformatics, molecular biology, and biology. A research background in the plant sciences with a publication record showing productivity is preferred.
Required Application Materials
Please submit a CV, a 1-page statement of research experience and interest, and a list of three references with contact information.
Review of applications will begin on 21 February and continue until filled. For more information about the position, contact Dr. Buell (email@example.com) at buell “at” msu dot edu
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