Duke University, Biology

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Position ID:Duke-Biology-RV_PDA [#18708, 1420]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Biology / mycology
Appl Deadline:2021/06/29 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/05/26, finished 2021/07/01, listed until 2021/06/29)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

Fungal genomics, Duke University

The Vilgalys Mycology Lab at Duke University seeks a postdoctoral researcher in the area of plant-fungal symbiosis and evolution. The selected candidate will contribute to ongoing studies on evolution of forest fungi and their interactions with trees including Populus, Pinus and other species. We are especially interested in linkages between phylogenetic diversity, population structure, and molecular functioning of forest fungi, including their effects on ecosystem processes. As a team-member, you will have the flexibility to explore your interests within the broad scope of fungal biology and metagenomics.

Major Duties/Responsibilities: Design, conduct and interpret laboratory and field based research; lead and contribute to the development of scientific manuscripts and proposals. The postdoc chosen for this position will also have opportunities to interact with collaborating institutions in the US and abroad. Research is facilitated by state-of-the-art equipment/facilities for microbiology, molecular biology, and genomics, in a professional environment with excellent technical support.

Qualifications Required: Ph.D. degree in mycology, genomics, molecular ecology, or related fields. Applicant should have demonstrated expertise in modern molecular methods including comparative genomics, phylogenetics, as well as working with informatics tools for microbiome and metagenomic studies. Demonstrated expertise must include a track record of peer-reviewed publications.

Qualifications Preferred: Priority will be given to applicants with a successful history of interdisciplinary, integrative, and innovative research in this area. Interested applicants should send a cv, research statement, and names of 3 references (preferably in a single pdf) to Dr. Rytas Vilgalys, fungi@duke.edu. The position is available immediately and will remain open until a suitable candidate has been hired. For more information on the Vilgalys Lab see: http://sites.duke.edu/vilgalyslab/

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.


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www.biology.duke.edu
 
137 Biological Sciences Bldg.
Box 90338
Durham NC 27708

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