Postdoc on plant genomics (UC Davis, USA) ~

11 de noviembre de 2013

Postdoc on plant genomics (UC Davis, USA)

Post-doctoral position with Sharon Strauss (UC Davis) and
Maren Friesen (MSU) on the role of symbionts in promoting coexistence
between sympatric, congeneric clover species. We will examine rhizobia and
other soil biota in determining Trifolium transcriptomes and outcomes of
interactions between, and niche differences influencing coexistence of, 8
native annual Trifolium species at the Bodega Marine Reserve and across

The Bodega Marine Coastal Reserve is a two-hour drive from Davis. Post-doc
will reside in Davis, but should expect to spend some overnights at the
Bodega Marine lab for field surveys and experiments. Post-doc must be able
to drive a car.

Post-doc will be responsible for field experiments, descriptive field
collections of traits and nodules and surveys documenting co-occurrence
patterns of species, as well as greenhouse experiments manipulating
rhizobia, soil and neighboring plant species. Students and a technician will
aid in these data collections. Opportunities are available to develop
expertise in transcriptomes and genomic analyses. Phylogenetic analyses of
traits and niches will also be shared between Strauss and Friesen lab.

Post-doc will sit in Strauss lab at UC Davis and participate in lab
meetings, as well as in the vibrant ecological and evolutionary activities
at UC Davis, such as seminar series, etc.

Another post-doc (separate application) will sit in Friesen lab at MSU and
will be focused on rhizobial genomes and Trifolium transcriptomes. The post-
doc based in the Friesen lab will be responsible for the production and
analysis of large-scale next-generation sequencing datasets in collaboration
with a technician and graduate student.  Together, the ecological and
genomic datasets will be integrated with phylogenetic data to address
fundamental questions about the niche and species coexistence. The two labs
will collaborate and interact extensively.

Post-docs will receive mentoring on professional development from Strauss
and Friesen.

Start date is flexible.

To apply, please send a 1-2-page cover letter stating your interest in the
job, your CV and a list of three referees to with
'Trifoilum postdoc' as the subject.  For full consideration, please send
your application materials by November 30, 2013. For questions, please
contact me via email:

Please contact for more details about the MSU position.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the development of a
climate that supports equality of opportunity and respect for differences.

Sharon Y. Strauss
Professor and Chair, Evolution and Ecology
Director, REACH IGERT: Responding to Rapid Environmental Change.
2320 Storer Hall, One Shields Ave.,
Davis, CA 95616
Ph: 530-752-8415
Fax: 530-752-1449

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