A 2-year postdoctoral position with possibility of extension is available immediately for a highly motivated plant biologist/geneticist with a strong interest in both wet lab research and bioinformatics to conduct cutting-edge genomics research in economically important grasses. Proficiency in script writing using either Python or R is essential. The main project entails the generation and/or use of next-generation sequencing data to conduct expression GWAS in sorghum. This project is part of a larger endeavor to investigate the effects of microbial communities on plant performance. The post-doc will also assist with bioinformatic analyses in other crops, including switchgrass and finger millet, to answer trait-related and evolutionary questions. The Devos Lab consists of a dynamic and multicultural team conducting research on non-model plant species. More information on the research conducted within the Devos Lab can be found at https://devoslab.franklinresearch.uga.edu/.
Requirements: a PhD in plant genetics or equivalent topic; A strong interest in both wet-lab research and bioinformatics; Proficiency in script writing using either Python or R; Experience with generation and bioinformatic analysis of next-generation sequencing data; Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Individuals interested in the position should send (1) a cover letter summarizing their research interests and expertise in molecular analyses and bioinformatics, (2) a Curriculum Vitae, and (3) the names and contact information for at least three people who can provide recommendations. The application should be sent as a single pdf file to Katrien M. Devos (email@example.com). Salary will be commensurate with appropriate experience and the position includes health and retirement benefits. Review of applications will start immediately and the position will remain open until a suitable applicant has been found.