researcher position: A three-year
post-doctoral position is available in the Kinkel laboratory at the University
of Minnesota. We are seeking a
post-doctoral scientist to work on a new project studying the factors the
mediate the composition and functional capacities of soil microbiomes to
support plant productivity. The research utilizes a unique, long-term,
5-species crop monoculture experiment to test predictions of a mechanistic
model for the development of disease-suppressive microbiomes. The work will integrate data on microbial
community composition (amplicon sequencing), microbial functional
characteristics (using culture-based approaches), and analyses of soil chemical
characteristics, including carbon profiles.
This research will contribute to the development of novel strategies for
managing soil microbiomes for enhanced crop productivity.
Preferred Qualifications:Experience with microbiome analyses, microbial culturing, and fundamental concepts in ecology, plant pathology, evolutionary biology, and microbiology; experience in field research; experience with programming using R and/or Python; willingness to interact broadly with diverse scientists in a fast-paced laboratory setting; ability to work independently, to accomplish goals, and to meet deadlines.
Application instructions: Individuals should apply through the University of Minnesota website (https://www.myu.umn.edu/psp/psprd/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_SCHJOB&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1), position #325970. Any questions, please contact Linda Kinkel (firstname.lastname@example.org).