The Potnis lab at the department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, Auburn University is seeking a postdoctoral researcher for an NSF-funded project to work on investigating host adaptation strategies used by plant pathogenic bacteria using bioinformatics, genetic and functional genomics approaches. Candidates with training and demonstrated experience in molecular genetics, bioinformatics, including use of R and script-based programming languages are encouraged to apply. Additional qualifications include effective writing and communication, strong problem solving and critical thinking, and ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a multidisciplinary and interactive research environment. The candidate will also have an opportunity to develop an independent research project related to the central aims of the program. Additional details about the project are available at the following link: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1942956&HistoricalAwards=f…his is a benefit eligible, non-tenure track position. The appointment is for an initial period of one year with a possibility of continuance up to a maximum of four years depending on performance and funding availability.
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