The Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture will contribute to the integrated research land-grant Mission of the home unit and the IANR, as an effective scholar and citizen, including supporting student recruitment and IANR science literacy. This is a non-tenure, 12-month position with renewal contingent upon satisfactory performance and available funding.
The postdoctoral associate will work on genomics, epigenetics, and/or bioinformatics/computational biology to characterize and functionally validate plant cell-type-specific transcriptional programs, their regulation in response to environmental stresses, and their differential regulation between plant species. Depending on research experience and interest, the selected postdoctoral researcher will have opportunities to work on the following projects:
Development of the soybean single-cell transcriptome atlas.
Reveal the molecular and dynamic response of legume root cells during the nodulation process and functionally characterize genes and pathways regulating plant-rhizobia interactions.
Comparative analysis of gene expression in root single-cell between crop species.
This project presents opportunities to work in a collaborative and very dynamic environment with computational and molecular biologists. The University of Nebraska provides a stimulating atmosphere with excellent facilities including single-cell genomics facilities (e.g., https://libaultlab.unl.edu/single-cell-genomics-core-facility) and colleagues for high-quality research in agricultural and plant sciences.
In addition to the above-described duties, the individual will be expected to accept committee assignments, reporting responsibilities, and other special ad hoc assignments as requested at the administrative unit, college/division, institute, and/or university level.
As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
A Ph.D. in plant biology, molecular biology, genetics, genomics, bioinformatics, or related fields is required at the time of hiring. Prior knowledge and demonstrated expertise in molecular, genetic, next-generation sequencing data analysis, computational systems biology, and/or data integration are required. Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work in a team are required.
Solid knowledge in plant genomics, evolution, gene expression/regulation, and biological networks is highly desirable.
Job Type: Full-Time
Internal Number: 72823
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