Post-Doctoral Fellow - Soil Microbiome and Soil-borne Pathogen Modeling
Auburn University at Auburn
Location: Auburn, Alabama
Internal Number: 33964
The Noel lab at the department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, Auburn University, is seeking a post-doctoral researcher to work on modeling soil-borne pathogen populations and the microbiome against climatic and soil edaphic factors across the cotton belt using metabarcoding and/or metagenomic sequencing. Candidates should demonstrate a clear and robust record of collaborative project management within a diverse and multidisciplinary team. Candidates should also show a strong history of data handling, manuscript preparation, problem-solving, and independent critical thinking. Candidates with training and demonstrated experience in bioinformatics, including R and script-based programming languages are encouraged to apply. The candidate will also have an opportunity to mentor graduate and undergraduate students and develop an independent research project related to the central aims of the research.
This is a benefit-eligible, non-tenure track position. The appointment is for an initial period of one year with a possibility of continuance for up to two years, depending on performance and funding availability.
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