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 (#325971)

Post-doctoral research position available: 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, multi-state project studying the relationships between soil microbiome composition and functional characteristics and potato health and productivity. Research plots will be established within grower fields, and analyses will consider amplicon sequencing and genomics approaches for characterizing soil microbiomes, as well as pathogen population assessments and metrics of pathogen suppressive populations in relation to potato diseases and yield across three states. Diverse strategies for managing soil microbiomes, including the use of microbial inoculants, will also be evaluated in grower fields. In total, this project will provide critical information on the potential for microbiome management to support healthy potato production in the north-central U.S. 

Preferred Qualifications:Experience with field research; experience with microbiome analyses, microbial culturing, and fundamental concepts in plant pathology, ecology, 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; strong abilities 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 #325971. 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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