Company Name:

University of Minnesota

Location:

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Approximate Salary:

Commensurate with Experience

Job Category:

Postdoc

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Experience:

Less than 2 years

Required Education:

Doctorate Degree

Posted

August 21, 2018

Post-Doctoral Associate (#325970)

Post-doctoral 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 (kinkel@umn.edu). 



Company Name:

University of Minnesota

Location:

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Approximate Salary:

Commensurate with Experience

Job Category:

Postdoc

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Experience:

Less than 2 years

Required Education:

Doctorate Degree

Posted

August 21, 2018

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