The Lowry Lab in the Department of Plant Biology at Michigan State University (MSU) is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate who will conduct DOE-funded research on field and genomic datasets that have been collected from large switchgrass experiments over the past decade. Switchgrass is a native North American plant that is ideal for studies of climate adaptation and is being improved through breeding for the future Bioeconomy (Biofuels and Bioproducts). Responsibilities will primarily include conducting statistical/genomic analyses and leading the writing of manuscripts. The Postdoctoral Research Associate is expected to work collaboratively with members of the Lowry Lab at Michigan State University, including undergraduate and graduate students as well as technicians, to carry out this research.The successful applicant will also be expected to attend meetings of the DOE Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center and MSU Plant Resilience Institute as well as participate in the annual switchgrass harvest in Michigan.
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Doctorate -Genetics, Genomics, Bioinformatics
A PhD in a field related to Genetics, Genomics, Bioinformatics, Evolution, and/or Plant Biology is required at the time of hire.
Expertise in Genomics, Bioinformatics, Remote Sensing, and/or Quantitative/Population Genetics.
General interest and understanding of evolution, genetics, and plant biology.
Some experience working in the field and/or laboratory with plants.
Required Application Materials
To apply, please submit a CV, a cover letter explaining your background and interest in the position, and a list of three references with contact information.
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