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[Maize] Post-doctoral position in grass genomics available - Immediately!

Katrien M. Devos via maize%40net.bio.net (by kdevos from uga.edu)
Thu Mar 17 13:59:46 EST 2011

A post-doctoral position is available starting immediately in the Institute of Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics/Dept. of Plant Biology at the University of Georgia to conduct genomic analyses in switchgrass and other grasses.  Applicants that have both excellent bioinformatic skills (in particular the analysis of next-generation sequence data) and experimental skills are particularly encouraged to apply.  Successful applications will join a dynamic team working on the genetics and genomics of switchgrass, wheat and millets.  The position is available for 2 years, with a possible extension of an additional year contingent upon funding.

The post-doctoral fellow will study linkage disequilibrium in lowland (tetraploid) switchgrass and its relative foxtail millet, and conduct association mapping between candidate genes involved in recalcitrance and biomass characteristics.  He/she is also expected to apply state-of-the art genomic approaches to enhance the genetic resources available in switchgrass and foxtail millet, and must have the necessary bioinformatic skills to analyze next-generation sequence data sets.  The post-doc will be located in the Devos Laboratory (http://kdbioinfo.cropsoil.uga.edu/devoslab/) and will be part of the BioEnergy Science Center (http://www.ornl.gov/~5os/bioEnergy/index.html) that comprises laboratories in 10 Universities and Companies in the SouthEast.

A PhD in genetics or a related field is required for both positions.  Applicants must be able to communicate effectively in English both orally and in writing, must be available for an interview.  The position is available immediately, and preference will be given to candidates that can start by May 1st 2011 at the latest.  For more information, contact Katrien M. Devos (kdevos from uga.edu<mailto:kdevos from uga.edu>).  To apply, please submit a letter of interest, your CV and the names and contact information for three references to kdevos from uga.edu<mailto:kdevos from uga.edu>.  Review of applications will start immediately and will continue until the position has been filled.

Katrien M. Devos
Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences, and Dept. of Plant Biology
3111 Miller Plant Sciences Building
University of Georgia,
Athens, GA 30602
Tel: (706) 542-0925
Fax: (706) 542-0914
E-mail: kdevos from uga.edu<mailto:kdevos from uga.edu>

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