Includes all University System of Georgia benefits for full-time employees
Internal Number: 247087
A postdoctoral associate position in genomics and statistical genetics is immediately available in the Wallace Lab at the University of Georgia. This position will involve collaborative research on (1) conserved noncoding elements across a range of plants, and (2) statistical genetic analysis of maize root traits related to plant-microbe interaction.
Names and contact information (email, phone) for at least 3 references. (Can include letters of reference if desired.)
Starting salary: $50,000/year, plus benefits
Contact: Jason Wallace, [email protected]
How to Apply: Interested applications should fill out an application at https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/247087 .
PhD with research experience in genetics, bioinformatics, statistics, or related field
Experience in working with genomic and/or quantitative genetics datasets (ideally both)
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Strong record of independence and project leadership skills
Strong publication record
At least 3 years’ experience with genetic mapping, genome-wide association, and similar statistical genetics analyses
Extensive experience in multi-genome comparisons of complex plant genomes and/or noncoding elements
The Wallace Lab at the University of Georgia is a collaborative environment focused on using advanced computational biology tools to understand the complex interplay between plant genetic diversity and plant traits. We are especially (but not exclusively) interested in how plants interact with microbes in the environment, and how these relationships can be leveraged to improve agriculture. (More information is at https://wallacelab.uga.edu/. ) The University of Georgia in an R01 research university that consistently ranks in the top 10 US universities for plant and agricultural sciences.