Post-doctoral fellow position in Molecular Plant Pathology and Functional Genomics
- University of California Davis
- Location: United, Pennsylvania
- Category: Admin-Other Administrative Positions
- Posting Date: 07/31/2021
- Application Deadline: Open until filled
The Stergiopoulos lab at the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of California Davis is seeking for a highly skilled and motivated post-doctoral fellow in the field of molecular plant pathology and functional genomics, to study molecular mechanisms of fungicide resistance in the grape powdery mildew (GPM) fungus Erysiphe necator. The lab’s research portfolio includes studying host-microbe interactions, fungicide resistance, and RNA silencing in fungi. We use system-level approaches that integrate genomics with classical genetics and biochemical analyses, to identify and functionally characterize target genes and cellular processes in fungi.
The post-doctoral candidate will be drawn from the field of Molecular Plant Pathology, Molecular Plant Sciences, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, or related disciplines and will focus on elucidating the molecular mechanisms of fungicide resistance in GPM, using functional genomics. Specific lines of research include, but are not limited to, identifying markers for fungicide resistance through comparative genomic and transcriptomic analyses, functionally analyzing candidate gene targets for resistance by RNAi or heterologous expression in other systems, monitoring fungicide resistance in GPM, and developing diagnostic tools for resistance. To achieve some of the project’s goals, the candidate will work closely with a computational biologist in the lab to analyze RNAseq and Genomic data. The position is initially for one year, renewable for a second year upon satisfactory performance. Salary is based on experience and qualifications according to UC Davis pay-scales (https://grad.ucdavis.edu/postdoctoral/appointment-promotion ). UC Davis provides a highly vibrant intellectual atmosphere, a pleasant college environment, and career development activities specifically designed for post-doctoral scholars (https://grad.ucdavis.edu/postdoctoral ).