There is a postdoc position in plant science available in the Daru lab (https://barnabasdaru.com) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Texas, USA.
The Postdoctoral Research Associate in Plant Science will be responsible for using plant diversity data sources such as collections record to address topics including ecological niche modeling, biogeography, assessing systematic and phylogenetic diversity, climate change, species’ invasions across a landscape/seascape, plant-insect and/or -pathogen interactions, and conservation.
- Doctoral Degree in botany, horticulture, plant ecology or closely related field.
- Related experience in this field.
- Publications in the domain of plant diversity: systematics, phylogenetic diversity, biogeography, global change, conservation.
- Strong statistical and computational backgrounds using R, Python, ArcGIS, mostly implemented using high performance-computing cluster.
- Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to work and interact with University faculty, students, and staff in diverse topics. Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with other team members.
- Basic data mining and statistical analysis knowledge.
- Strong publication track record.
- Two (2) years related experience.
- Strong statistical and computational backgrounds (including database manipulation).
- Large-scale meta-analyses are encouraged, but projects to develop bioinformatics pipelines to make collections more broadly accessible.
- Experience with high performance-computing cluster for data analysis.