The specifics of the research project are flexible, but could include experimental plant work in the growth chamber or field, genomics or transcriptomics analysis, and/or evolutionary theory. The lab also has a few datasets on hand that could be analyzed by the postdoc. See more about current lab research at http://josephslab.github.io. Successful candidates will have demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following areas, although expertise in all areas is not expected: evolutionary genetics, population genetics, quantitative genetics, programming (in R, python, or other languages), statistics, and/or genomic data analysis.
MSU is a fantastic place to be a postdoc, with a favorable cost-of-living: salary ratio, and many other labs engaged in exciting plant genomics and evolutionary genetics research. The Josephs lab is a safe space and is committed to increasing diversity in the scientific community. I therefore strongly encourage applications from candidates from historically-excluded groups.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.
Interest in evolutionary genetics of plasticity or GxE. Previous research experience in plant biology, evolutionary genetics, or a related field. Computational and writing skills.
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