Careers in the Plant Sciences

Postdoctoral Scholar in Evolutionary & Ecological Genomics

Pennsylvania State University - University Park, Pennsylvania, USA

Position Title: Postdoctoral Scholar in Evolutionary & Ecological Genomics
Position Type: Post-Doctoral Position
Application Review Begins: Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Application Deadline: Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Institution: Pennsylvania State University
Department/Division: Department of Biology
Field (e.g., systematics):
City: University Park, Pennsylvania, USA
General Information: A Postdoctoral position is available in the lab of Jesse R. Lasky (laskylab.org) in the Department of Biology at The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA. Lab goals are to understand the processes that generate and maintain genetic diversity within species. Specifically, the lab studies mechanisms of local adaptation to environment, ecological and evolutionary response to environmental change, invasion, and species interactions. Our approach is integrative and involves patterns and processes at molecular and ecological levels. The primary study organisms are plants; currently including cheatgrass, Arabidopsis, sorghum, Striga, and forest trees. A full list of lab publications is here http://www.personal.psu.edu/jrl35/psu/pub.html. Penn State University has research strengths in genomics (https://www.huck.psu.edu/content/people/area-of-interest/Bioinformatics%20and%20Genomics), plant biology (https://www.huck.psu.edu/content/people/area-of-interest/Plant%20Biology), infectious disease dynamics (http://cidd.psu.edu/), and ecology (https://www.huck.psu.edu/content/people/area-of-interest/Ecology) across departments and colleges.
Qualifications/Requirements: The position requires a PhD.
Responsibilities: Research and dissemination of results (presentations, paper writing).
Application Instructions (submission methods, etc.): Applications must be submitted electronically at https://psu.jobs/job/88532 . A complete application will include a cover letter detailing experience and research interests, a current CV, and contact information for three professional references. The start date is flexible. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Compensation Range:
Contact Name: Jesse Lasky, lasky@psu.edu