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 Torre’s Forest Genomics lab at Northern Arizona University (NAU), with the potential to visit several National Parks in western North America.
- 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.
- 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