A postdoctoral position is available in the department of Agronomy at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. A Ph.D. in Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology, Molecular Microbiology, Plant Pathology, or related fields is required. An experienced postdoctoral scientist is needed to study interactions between nitrogen-fixing bacteria and cereals. The successful candidate will have co-authored one or more peer-reviewed publications in reputable international journals in plant-microbe interactions, and will be familiar with plant molecular and cellular biology as well as microbial genetics. Candidates with prior experience in maize are especially encouraged to apply. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, and the ability to work well in a collaborative environment are essential.
Job Duties: The postdoctoral researcher will study and engineer interactions between cereals and nitrogen-fixing bacteria. He/she will use a wide range of genomic, molecular and cellular and phylogenetic techniques to study and manipulate these associations. The postdoctoral researchers will be involved in interdisciplinary collaborations nationally and internationally.
This is a two-year position (with possible extension) starting September 1, 2014. Salary will be in the $40,000 – 42,000 range depending on experience. This is a full-time position.
How to Apply: Please send a cover letter, a CV and at least 3 references by email to Jean-Michel Ané (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Application deadline: Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is identified.
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