Postdoctoral Researcher - Evolutionary Genetics/Genomics

Peoria, Illinois
$61,218 annual salary and stipend for health insurance
October 21 2019
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Postdoctoral Position in Fungal Evolution and Population Biology

USDA-ARS, Peoria, Illinois

We are searching for a highly-motivated postdoctoral associate with strong molecular and computational biology research experience with fungi or other microorganisms to conduct research aimed at understanding the global population structure and evolutionary dynamics of Fusarium graminearum and related Fusarium head blight (FHB) pathogens.  Scientists in the Mycotoxin Prevention and Applied Microbiology (MPM) Research Unit at the USDA-ARS in Peoria have an outstanding record of discovery and publication regarding Fusarium biology, chemistry, and evolution.  Thus, opportunities exist for the postdoc to engage in these and other areas of interest. This full-time position is funded for 1 year with the possibility for annual renewal up to 4 years.  The successful candidate must hold a PhD in Biology or related field by appointment start date, be proficient in both written and oral English, and have experience in genomic analyses of diversity and evolutionary patterns.  Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate has been identified.