Postdoctoral position in Plant Genomics at South Dakota StateUniversity.
Postdoctoral position in Plant Genomics at South Dakota State University.
A postdoctoral position in Plant Genomics is immediately available in the Seed Molecular Biology Laboratory in the Department of Plant Sciences at SDSU. The position is available for two years and it is contingent to satisfactory performance and to the availability of funding. The starting date will be as soon as possible.
The successful candidate will lead the development of the first linkage map for a very high yielding native grass with great potential as a biomass crop. The lab is a participant in a campus-wide research effort in biomass production and utilization, from plant breeding to fermentation. The postdoctoral scientist will be expected to contribute to ongoing collaborations, and encouraged to develop new ones. The production of several peer-reviewed publications and presentations in scientific venues is expected. Other responsibilities include training of graduate and undergraduate students.
Applicants should have a recent PhD in Plant Genomics, Statistical Genetics, Plant Genetics, Plant Molecular Biology or related discipline.
Hands-on experience in diverse PCR-based markers systems and linkage map construction is required. Experience in marker development and linkage analysis in autopolyploid species (such as potato or sugar cane) is extremely desired. A strong theoretical background in Statistical Genomics, especially in linkage analysis of out crossing polyploid species will be favorable received.
Excellent English written and oral, communication skills are required.
Salary is commensurate with experience and education.
Review of applications has already started, and will continue until filled. Potential candidates are encouraged to contact Dr. Jose L.
Gonzalez (1-605-688-6907 or [Only registered users see links. ]) for additional information. Interested candidates should send by email (in PDF format) a current CV, and full contact information for at least three professional references.
SDSU at a Glance
South Dakota State is a great place to be. The culture and landscape of SDSU is changing dramatically. From a student enrollment surpassing 11,000 to the monumental move to Division I athletics, to the opening of the new Seed Technology Laboratory, SDSU continues to make faculty, staff, alumni and friends proud to be a Jackrabbit.
Brookings, South Dakota, home of South Dakota State University, is notably "Someplace Special." A community of 18,500, the city offers a strong primary and secondary school system; a clean, safe environment; an active community theater; a new ice skating facility; and a family water park open in May 2006.
Located in close proximity (~50 miles by interstate) to Sioux Falls, the state's largest city (~150,000 people), Brookings is also a short drive from Minneapolis, Minnesota; Omaha, Nebraska; and Fargo, North Dakota.
Jose L. Gonzalez
Seed Molecular Biology
Dept. of Plant Sciences
280 NPBL, Box 2140C
1110 Rotunda Lane North
South Dakota State University
Brookings, SD 57006
email:[Only registered users see links. ]
Phone: 605-688-6907 (office)