Two postdoctoral positions at Soilborne Pathology and Ecology Lab (Rojas Lab) at MSU are available. Candidates will research fungal and oomycete pathogens in horticultural and agronomic crops using omics and applied approaches. Projects aim to understand the genetic diversity and interaction of fungal species affecting crops of economic importance and the research will advance understanding of the biology of pathogens leveraging different omic tools.
Additionally, depending on the interests of the postdoc, they may further collaborate with other team members to:
(A) use pathogen population genetics to explore potential eco-evolutionary feedbacks,
(B) use high-throughput sequencing to explore potential feedbacks between disease and the host microbiome, or
(C) design and conduct other research that supports project goals and the postdoc’s interests.
The postdoc will also have the opportunity to receive training in scientific communication and to participate in outreach and education programs supporting the program’s broader impacts. The postdoc will receive mentoring and support to achieve their career goals, whatever those may be.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
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.
Doctorate -Plant Pathology, Microbiology, or Related
PhD in Plant Pathology, Microbiology, or Related Field
Required Application Materials
For more information about the position please reach out to Dr. Rojas (email@example.com)
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Summary of Physical Demands
Lifting up to 40lb of the following from floor to 1m in height (1 -2 hour average)
Seed and chemical containers
Carrying up to 10lb of the following a distance of 20 feet (1 - 2 hour average)
Seed and chemical containers
Remote Work Statement
MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.
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