Position Summary Responsibilities will include working with a team on a long-term agricultural microbiome research project aimed at characterizing leaf, stem and root microbiomes of a wheat-maize-soy rotation under three production systems: conventional, organic, and no-till. The following techniques will be utilized for this position: culture and isolation fungi and bacteria; identification of bacteria and fungi by phenotyping assays and DNA sequence analysis; isolation of DNA from bacteria and fungi; PCR and Sanger Sequencing of PCR products; DNA sequence analysis; qPCR; high-throughput amplicon sequencing and analysis; RNA extraction. laboratory administrative duties will also be expected including supervision of undergraduate employees/researchers, lab purchasing and meticu
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