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Post-doc Position for a Plant Biologist/Geneticists with Strong Coding Skills
University of Georgia, Athens

Date Posted Feb. 1, 2023
Title Post-doc Position for a Plant Biologist/Geneticists with Strong Coding Skills
University University of Georgia, Athens
Athens, GA, United States
Department Crop and Soil Sciences; Plant Biology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Plant Genetics

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

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 (  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. 

  • The University of Georgia is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

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Contact Information

  • Katrien M. Devos
    Crop and Soil Sciences
    University of Georgia, Athens
    Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences
    3111 Miller Plant Sciences, University of Georgia
    Athens, GA 30602


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