The University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture (https://agronomy.unl.edu/) invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate position in plant single-cell biology in the Libault Lab in the Center for Plant Science Innovation (PSI, http://www.unl.edu/psi/). Postdoctoral researchers with expertise in plant genetics, molecular biology, or bioinformatics are invited to apply. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will contribute to the integrated research land-grant Mission of the home unit and IANR, as an effective scholar and citizen, including supporting student recruitment and IANR science literacy. This is a non-tenure, 12-month position with renewal contingent upon satisfactory performance and available funding.
Recognizing that diversity within a context of inclusivity enhances creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) and The Department of Agronomy and Horticulture are committed to creating learning, research, extension programming, and work environments that are inclusive of human diversity. We actively encourage applications from and nominations of individuals from underrepresented groups.
The Libault lab seeks to explore and understand the network of genes, and their regulation in response to environmental stress at the single-cell level. These discoveries will lead to the development of new strategies to improve crop characteristics and performance. Therefore, generating and/or using single-cell –omics datasets, the postdoctoral associate will work on genomics, epigenetics, and/or bioinformatics/computational biology to characterize and functionally validate plant cell-type-specific transcriptional programs, their regulation in response to environmental stresses, and their differential regulation between plant species.
The postdoctoral associate will work on genomics, epigenetics, and/or bioinformatics/computational biology to characterize and functionally validate plant cell-type-specific transcriptional programs, their regulation in response to environmental stresses, and their differential regulation between plant species. Depending on research experience and interest, the selected postdoctoral researcher will have opportunities to work on the following projects: • Development of the soybean single-cell transcriptome atlas. • Reveal the molecular and dynamic response of legume root cells during the nodulation process and functionally characterize genes and pathways regulating plant-rhizobia interactions. • Comparative analysis of gene expression in root single-cell between crop species.
This project presents opportunities to work in a collaborative and very dynamic environment with computational and molecular biologists. The University of Nebraska provides a stimulating atmosphere with excellent facilities including single-cell genomics facilities (e.g., https://libaultlab.unl.edu/single-cell-genomics-core-facility) and colleagues for high-quality research in agricultural and plant sciences.
In addition to the above-described duties, the individual will be expected to accept committee assignments, reporting responsibilities, and other special ad hoc assignments as requested at the administrative unit, college/division, institute, and/or university level.
To view details of the position and create an application, go to http://employment.unl.edu, requisition F_210059. Click “Apply to this job” and complete the information form. Attach 1) a letter of interest that describes your qualifications for the job, anticipated contributions, and your experience contributing to inclusive environments; 2) your curriculum vitae; 3) contact information for three professional references; and 4) three selected publications. Publications will need to be combined into one document. Review of applications will begin June 28, 2021 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.
As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
A Ph.D. in plant biology, molecular biology, genetics, genomics, bioinformatics, or related fields is required at the time of hiring. Prior knowledge and demonstrated expertise in molecular, genetic, next-generation sequencing data analysis, computational systems biology, and/or data integration are required. Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work in a team are required. Solid knowledge in plant genomics, evolution, gene expression/regulation, and biological networks is highly desirable.
Internal Number: F_210059
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