Background: The Garnas lab (http://colsa.unh.edu/faculty/garnas) seeks a highly motivated postdoctoral scientist to study 1) patterns and consequences of microbial diversity in the beech bark disease (BBD) pathogen complex and associated bark communities; and 2) impacts of divergent life histories among the dominant BBD associates on pathogen gene flow and population structure across the range of the disease. Within this framework, the successful candidate will be encouraged to develop his/her own ideas to advance basic and applied knowledge around fungal evolution in the context of a complex, multi-player decline disease.
Details of the position and skills sought :
The ideal candidate will have both experience and a proven publication record that demonstrates a keen interest and background in population genetics and/or bioinformatics as well as facility with the core concepts of eco-evolutionary dynamics. While the research will be primarily lab and bioinformatics-based, a non-trivial field component to help augment current collections across the range of the disease may be required, together with fungal isolation and culture curation. Experience working with fungi is preferred but not required.
Funding is for 2 years at with an annual salary of $48,000 plus benefits.
Target start date is October 1, 2017.
How to apply:
Interested applicants should please send the following as a single pdf file to firstname.lastname@example.org:
– Statement of purpose that summarizes research goals/interests/trajectory and relevant experience
– 2-5 relevant publications, with an annotated list of the applicant’s role/contribution for each
– Contact information for three references