The Crawford Lab anticipates hiring a postdoctoral researcher in plant-microbe interactions in the Department of Biology and Biochemistry at the University of Houston.
The postdoctoral researcher will conduct research on an NSF-funded project testing how climate influences plant-soil feedback in native Texas grasslands. This work will include both greenhouse and field experiments, as well as next-generation sequencing of soil communities. In addition to this project, the postdoctoral researcher will be encouraged to develop their own ideas and projects on plant-microbe interactions.
Candidates must have a PhD in ecology or a related field and experience conducting research with plants and/or microbes. Other important qualifications are a background in statistical methods, a strong work ethic, problem-solving and time management skills, and a track record of publications. A background in managing large field experiments and experience with molecular techniques and bioinformatics is desirable.
This is a one year position with an expectation for renewal provided satisfactory performance. The start date is flexible, but an ideal candidate would be able to start in Spring or Summer 2019.
To apply, please send your CV (including contact information for 3 references) along with a short description of your previous research experience and your interest in this position to Dr. Kerri Crawford (firstname.lastname@example.org). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled.
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