Postdoctoral Position on Nitrogen Fixation on Maize and Sorghum Aerial Roots
Ané Lab - University of Wisconsin - Madison
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: Doctorate
Salary: $49,000 annual salary
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Full benefits from the University of Wisconsin - Madison
A postdoctoral position is available in Dr. Jean-Michel Ané’s laboratory (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 nitrogen fixation in the mucilage produced by maize and sorghum aerial roots. The postdoctoral researcher will characterize the mucilage production and degradation mechanisms and nitrogen uptake using genetics and single-cell/nuclei “omic” approaches.
The researcher will be involved in interdisciplinary collaborations nationally and internationally. For more information on the scientific background, please read:
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Starting Salary: $49,000 with full benefits from the University of Wisconsin - Madison
Anticipated Start Date: March 1, 2022
To Apply: Please send a cover letter, a CV, and three references by email to Dr. Jean-Michel Ané (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please entitle your email “Application for aerial root nitrogen-fixation position”.
A Ph.D. in Plant Molecular, and Cellular Biology, Plant Genetics, Plant-Microbe Interactions, or related fields is required. Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. less than 4 years ago.
The successful candidate will have co-authored one or more peer-reviewed publications in reputable international journals in plant-microbe interactions, plant genetics, or plant cellular and molecular biology. The candidate will be an expert in molecular and cellular biology and genetics. Candidates with experience in single-cell/nuclei omic approaches are particularly encouraged to apply. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and working well in a collaborative environment are essential.
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.