Essential Duties • Design and implement experiments to characterize interactions between plants and microbial symbionts (fungal and bacterial, and address problems in sustainable bioenergy, soil carbon cycling, and plant-microbial interactions. • Develop and pursue innovative research using 13C, 15N, and 18O stable isotope analyses combined with ‘omics molecular analysis. • Collaborate with other scientists and technical personnel. • Perform independent research and lead new projects in the area of environmental microbiome research and isotope-enabled methods development. • Publish research results in peer-reviewed scientific or technical journals and present results at external conferences, seminars, and/or technical meetings.
Qualifications • PhD in Microbial Ecology, Plant Biology, Microbiology, Biogeochemistry or related field and demonstrated experience. • Demonstrated ability as an independent and innovative experimentalist; experience in designing, running, and analyzing data from plant or soil microbial ecology studies. • Experience with plant-fungal interactions, metabolomics, or stable isotope probing techniques highly desired, but not required. • Skilled with bioinformatics and microbial community statistical analyses. • Publication record in well-regarded refereed journals. • Demonstrated experience in written and verbal communication skills necessary to deliver presentations and prepare written publications, and reports.
Interested parties should contact Erin Nuccio (firstname.lastname@example.org)
NOTE: This is a two-year term appointment with the possibility of extension to a maximum of three years. Eligible candidates are recent PhDs within five years of the month of the degree award at time of employment offer.