The Noble Research Institute, LLC is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to work on project entitled “Improving Nitrogen Use Efficiency (NUE) in Switchgrass for Sustainable Production”. Research will be in the Grass Genomics group under the direction of Dr. Malay Saha.
This temporary position is funded through a grant from the US Department of Energy's CBI program. Funding is anticipated to be renewed annually based upon performance and funding availability and is scheduled to end on or before September 30, 2022.
EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled
The successful applicant will be responsible for designing and implementation of experiments in the laboratory, greenhouse and field. The primary duties and assignments will include identification of N use efficient genotypes from switchgrass natural variants; ascertain genetic loci, candidate genes and molecular markers associated with NUE and related traits using GWAS and transcriptome approaches; validate candidate genes and markers in switchgrass populations; and create a knowledgebase for enhancement of NUE research for sustainable production. Other duties of the position will include, but are not limited to, diligent and timely design and implementation of research activities, complete data analysis and interpretation, preparation of manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals and participation in the Institute’s professional development program.
A Ph.D. in Genetics and Breeding or related area in required. Experiences with GWAS and transcriptome studies will be preferred. Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to work well in a collaborative research atmosphere are required.