Postdoctoral position in plant signaling pathways controlling microbial symbioses
Ané lab - University of Wisconsin - Madison
March 26, 2018
Starting at 47476.00
Full Time - Experienced
Area of Focus:
Signals and Responses
A postdoctoral position is available in the Ané lab (http://anelab.wisc.edu/ ) in the departments of Bacteriology and Agronomy at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
The postdoctoral researcher will be part of an interdisciplinary team studying the symbiotic associations between plants and microbes using proteomics, genetics, and biochemistry. In particular, this project is looking at the role that phosphorylation and ubiquitination play in regulating proteins involved in the establishment of symbiotic associations such as legume nodulation and arbuscular mycorrhizal associations. The postdoctoral researcher mentored by Dr. Jean-Michel Ané will test hypotheses from proteomic approaches using genetics and biochemistry in legumes and cereals. The researcher will be involved in interdisciplinary collaborations nationally and internationally.
A Ph.D. in Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology, Plant Genetics, Plant Physiology, or related fields is required. The successful candidate will have co-authored one or more peer-reviewed publications in reputable international journals in basic plant sciences and will be an expert in plant molecular and cellular biology. Candidates with prior experience in the study of ubiquitination, nitrogen fixation, or plant-microbe interactions are especially encouraged to apply. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and the ability to work well in a collaborative environment are essential.
Additional Salary Information: $47,476 with full benefits from the University of Wisconsin - Madison
About Ané lab - University of Wisconsin - Madison
Understanding how beneficial associations between plants and microbes develop is an important biological question that is particularly relevant in modern agriculture and economy. Our goal is to use microbes better to maintain the sustainability of our agriculture by protecting the environment over the long term and reducing costs for food, feed and biofuel production.
Our laboratory is part of the Department of Bacteriology and the Department of Agronomy at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. We seek to understand and manipulate the molecular mechanism controlling symbiotic associations between plants and microbes.