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Iowa State University Postdoctoral Scholar in Evolutionary Genetics in Ames, Iowa

Position Title:Postdoctoral Scholar in Evolutionary Genetics

Appointment Type:Post Doc/Trainee

Job Description: The postdoctoral scholar will complete comparative genomic and population genetic analyses to help identify the genetic basis of adaptations in maize and its wild relatives. This position will be part of a team being assembled in the Hufford Lab that will contribute evolutionary analyses to the "Circular Economy that Reimagines Corn Agriculture (CERCA)" project. The CERCA project spans >20 research groups and seeks to build a new, higher yielding and more environmentally benign ideotype of Corn Belt maize by incorporating adaptations from diverse varieties of maize and its wild relatives. This is an exciting opportunity to conduct basic evolutionary research and see this applied to help address agronomic challenges in the face of climate change. The postdoctoral scholar will receive training in genome assembly and annotation, comparative genomic analysis, and population genetics. Interaction with the broader CERCA group will provide additional professional development and networking opportunities.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

PhD in Ecology, Evolution, Genetics or related area

Preferred Qualifications:

Bioinformatics data skills, training in statistics, record of publication of scholarly work

Proposed Start Date:June 1, 2024

Proposed End Date or Length of Term:May 31, 2025

Number of Months Employed Per Year:

Time Type:Full time

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae2) Letter of Application/Cover LetterIf you have questions regarding this application process, please email employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.Why Choose ISU?Iowa State Postdocs enjoy comprehensive health and work-life benefits, including medical and dental; as well as:• Retirement benefits including defined benefit and defined contribution plans• Generous vacation, holiday, and sick time and leave plans• Onsite childcare (Ames, Iowa)• Flexible Spending Accounts• Various voluntary benefits and discounts• Employee Assistance Program• Wellbeing Program

Original Posting Date: March 29, 2024

Posting Close Date:April 25, 2024

Job Requisition Number:R14353

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