Job Opportunities

The UC Davis Plant Sciences Department is recruiting for the following positions:

Endowed Chair in Agroecology

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The department of Plant Sciences is delighted to announce that recruitment is now open for the endowed chair in Agroecology, to be held by a faculty member from the department of Plant Sciences. The endowment is provided to support the research program of the holder, with possible research topics including improved resource use efficiency in diverse cropping systems, alternative approaches to attain sustainable production of annual and perennial crops, and utilizing ecological approaches to reduce external inputs whilst maintaining crop yields.

Post-Doctoral Research Position

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A post-doctoral research position is available immediately at the Crop Germplasm Research Unit (CGRU) of the USDA-Agricultural Research Service in College Station, Texas. Work will focus on development of a practical haplotype graph of cotton (Gossypium hirsutum and G. barbadense), and development of a tool for imputation with low-pass sequencing. There will be significant interactions with the databases, GRIN-Global and CottonGen; the work will also utilize the resources of the U.S.

Post Doctoral Researcher, January 2021

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The Goldsmith lab in Schmid College of Science and Technology at Chapman University, Orange, CA, seeks a postdoctoral research associate to join a USDA-funded project with a proposed start date of January 2021.

Postdoctoral Position in Plant-Fungal Genetics and Genomics

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The Bennetzen lab at the University of Georgia is looking for an experienced researcher to investigate the interactions of plant genetics, microbial genetics (particularly of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF), other fungi and other microbes), and field environment on the AMF-sorghum interaction. The positive contributions of AMF and other microbes to crop productivity have been broadly documented, but the same microbes can vary in their contributions, from highly beneficial to functionally parasitic, depending on the field environment.

Laboratory Technician Position

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The Bennetzen lab at the University of Georgia in Athens is searching for a biologist with a minimum of a BA or BS degree in a relevant field of biology to undertake microbiology, microbiomics and plant genomics research.  The successful applicant will also be expected to maintain the general lab functions such as autoclaving, monitoring computer and other equipment updating/maintenance, reagent stock preparation, and general laboratory neatness/organization.

Post-doc Research Associate

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Project title: Homeostasis of the plant endoplasmic reticulum

One NSF-funded position for a Post-doc Research Associate is available immediately to join a productive team of investigators in the laboratory of Dr. Federica Brandizzi at the Plant Research Laboratory, Michigan State University.

Post-doc Research Associate

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Project title: Unfolded protein response in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana

One NIH-funded position for a post-doc research associate is available immediately to join a productive team of investigators in the laboratory of Dr. Federica Brandizzi at the Plant Research Laboratory, Michigan State University.

Postdoctoral Research Position in Plant Cell Biology

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A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the Gilroy Lab in the Department of Botany, University of Wisconsin-Madison. This position is part of an NSF-funded collaborative grant with Dr. Won-Gyu Choi (Reno-Nevada) to study abiotic and biotic stress signaling systems in plants. The project aims to characterize the dynamics of systemic signaling through Ca2+ and reactive oxygen species-dependent events. Experiments to be conducted include dynamic imaging of signaling events, molecular cloning, plant transformation, genetic analyses and quantitative fluorescence microscopy.

Assistant Professor - Plant Ecology of Changing Ecosystems

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The Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management (ESPM) at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position in the area of Plant Ecology of Changing Ecosystems with an expected start date of July 1, 2021.