The Sadok Lab (http://sadoklab.cfans.umn.edu) at the University of Minnesota invites applications for a post-doctoral research associate position in the area of abiotic stress tolerance. The aims of this position are to i) investigate physiological mechanisms underlying adaptation to freezing environments in grasses and ii) contribute to the development of a high-throughput phenotyping protocol for freezing survival among diversity panels that includes landraces, breeding lines and commercial cultivars.
The position involves conducting experiments in the field and under controlled environments to identify the physiological basis of genotypes contrasting in winter survival. To this end, diverse methodologies will be deployed, combining eco-physiological and genetic approaches. The incumbent will join a multi-disciplinary team combining expertise in breeding, genomics and crop physiology. The candidate is expected to independently conduct experiments, analyze data, present results to appropriate audiences and lead manuscript writing efforts.
Applicants with a recent PhD in Plant Physiology, Plant Biology, Functional Ecology or related field are encouraged to apply. Candidates with a Ph.D. in Functional Genomics or Plant Breeding/Genetics with relevant experience (see below) are welcome to apply.
Experience/expertise in plant physiology research, particularly abiotic stress tolerance mechanisms, as they relate to water relations and plant hydraulics
Experience/expertise in multivariate statistical analysis of large datasets
Experience with microscopy techniques
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Expertise/experience in the field of freezing or cold stress tolerance
Experience with thermal imaging
Experience with high-throughput image analysis
Experience with genetic mapping
To apply, please send 1) a cover letter outlining research accomplishments, interests, and future plans as they relate to this opportunity; 2) a CV; and 3) contact information for three references to Walid Sadok (firstname.lastname@example.org).Applicants will be considered until the position is filled.
About University of Minnesota
The University of Minnesota is a Land Grant University located in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota. It is an institution committed to hiring a diverse faculty and staff, and actively encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply.