The University of South Dakota invites applicants for a postdoc position in Plant genomics to work on a project aiming to study the genetic and epigenetic basis underlying plant response to abiotic stresses.
The postdoc will be housed in the Plant Genomics and Bioinformatics lab at the University of South Dakota and will work under the supervision of Dr. Abdelali Barakat (http://www.usd.edu…). This is a one-year position with renewal possible pending funding and satisfactory performance.
The postdoc will use genomic, transcriptomic, and epigenomic analyses to study the genetic and epigenetic basis underlying plant plasticity and response to abiotic stresses. Duties of the postdoc will include designing stress experiments, analyzing plant phenotypes, collecting material, extracting RNA, constructing small RNA and cDNA libraries, constructing Illumina libraries, analyzing High-throughput transcriptome data, writing manuscripts, presenting work in scientific meeting, and assisting the PI with proposal writing. Expected products include development of several publications.