Noble Research Institute, LLC

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Postdoctoral Fellow

Postdoctoral Fellow

Job ID 
2017-1427
# of Openings 
1
Classification 
Full-Time Temporary
Field of Research 
Genomics, molecular breeding, quantitative genetics
Education 
PhD in plant breeding, genomics, quantitative genetics or related area
Job Locations 
US-OK-Ardmore

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Overview

The Noble Research Institute, LLC is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to research on projects related to the genetic improvement of alfalfa using genomics approaches. The research activities include genetic mapping and genome-wide association studies in tetraploid species, analysis and integration of large datasets (genomic, transcriptomic and phenotypic data), developing genomic selection models, identification of molecular markers of value for breeding applications.  Research will be conducted in the laboratory of Dr. Maria Monteros.

 

Postdoctoral Fellow Job Description

 

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Responsibilities

The successful applicant will primarily be responsible for the design and implementation of experiments on abiotic stress responses in alfalfa, including phenotypic characterization of plant growth and productivity, genomics-based approaches for SNP genotyping, integrating multiple datasets to support breeding decisions including genomic selection, developing improved populations, data analysis and interpretation, publishing results in peer-reviewed journals and participation in the Institute’s professional development program.

 

Qualifications

Applicants should have a PhD in plant breeding, genomics, quantitative genetics or related area, with a strong background in molecular breeding approaches and excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Experience with plant breeding, genome-wide association studies, genotyping by sequencing, genomic selection, quantitative genetics, acid soils and aluminum, root screening and strategies to evaluate post-transcriptional regulation is preferred.