Postdoctoral Researcher in Conservation Genomics, Arizona

Agency
Northern Arizona University
Location
Flagstaff, Arizona
Job Category
Post Doctoral Appointments
Salary
DOE
Start Date
07/01/2022
Last Date to Apply
02/07/2022
Website
https://treegenomicslab.com
Description
We invite applications for a postdoctoral researcher to work on a collaborative project funded by the National Park Service, BLM-Montana and Northern Arizona University. This research project aims to estimate genome-wide levels of diversity that will inform conservation and restoration activities in natural populations of whitebark pine. Whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis) is a five-needle pine species severely affected by disease and pests, as well as drought and fires. The postdoctoral researcher will be based at Dr. De La Torreā€™s Forest Genomics lab at Northern Arizona University (NAU), with the potential to visit several National Parks in western North America. Job description: - Analyze and interpret molecular data - Summarize research results for distribution/communication to the scientific community - Train undergraduate students in molecular techniques to extract DNA/RNA and preparation of libraries for sequencing.
Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications: - PhD degree in Biology, Genetics, Forestry, or related field of study. - Proficiency in R - Experience with large datasets and high-performance computing - Molecular lab experience - Ability to travel for sample collections or attendance to conferences
Contact Person
Amanda De La Torre
Contact eMail
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