Postdocs are USDA positions. Applicants need to be US citizens or permanent residents.
We are looking for ambitious postdocs to conduct cutting edge, challenging research on the high-profile sudden oak death (SOD) pathogen Phytophthora ramorum. We have a large, global culture collection, de novo sequenced genomes using long-read PacBio, and hundreds of resequenced genomes using short-read Illumina. We also developed novel resources for metabarcoding oomycetes (http://oomycetedb.cgrb.oregonstate.edu/).
The project will explore the impacts of fundamental ecological, evolutionary and demographic forces such as migration, mutation, recombination, genetic drift and selection. The successful candidate will characterize global and Oregon populations using a range of next-generation sequencing technologies (PacBio and Illumina), as well as bioinformatic and evolutionary tools and approaches. Furthermore, the ecology will be studied by investigating the microbiomes associated with SOD. Expectations: Publish in peer-reviewed journals and present results at scientific meetings. Develop original lines of research including novel computational approaches. Work with a research team that conducts basic and applied research on epidemiology, microbiomes, transcriptomes, genomes, and populations of Phytophthora pathogens.
This is a unique opportunity for postdocs wanting to challenge themselves. The extensive collaboration with the LeBoldus Lab at Oregon State University and resources available at the Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing CGRB. Our lab has extensive capabilities embedded in the CGRB to conduct genomic research.
TO APPLY: Send CV and 3 references to nik.grunwald <@> usda.gov
Now looking for USDA postdocs to work on genomics, evolution & microbiomes of the sudden oak death pathogen Phytophthora ramorum. Interested? Send CV to nik.grunwald <at> https://t.co/eEqzwgniMM pic.twitter.com/bW0ybOO732— Niklaus Grunwald (@PhytophthoraLab) September 26, 2019