A postdoctoral position is available at Washington University in St. Louis, for work on an NSF project examining the evolution of competitiveness in weedy rice, a major agricultural weed worldwide. The position will involve close collaboration with researchers at the USDA ARS National Rice Research Center in Stuttgart, Arkansas (Jia lab) and will focus on host-fungal interactions and signal transduction pathways mediated by rice blast resistance gene Ptr.
Ph.D. degree in plant pathology, agronomy, physiology or related areas of plant biology; or biochemistry or microbiology, with some experience in one or more of the following research areas: yeast two hybrid system and Bimolecular Fluorescence Complementation (BiFC) analysis; microbe culture and fungal transformation; genome sequencing and bioinformatic analysis including MEGA alignments, JMP genomics; qPCR and Real time PCR; RNA seq data analysis for biochemical pathways.
Prior experience with protein-protein interactions using yeast two hybrid system and rice DNA and RNA data analysis.
Base pay commensurate with experience.
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This position is in the Department of Biology. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
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