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Post Doctoral Research Associate - Plant Single Cell Biology
University of Nebraska–Lincoln in Lincoln, New Mexico
Date Posted 03/26/2022
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Information
Position Information

Working Title Post Doctoral Research Associate - Plant Single Cell Biology
Department Agronomy & Horticulture-0827
Requisition Number F_220047
Posting Open Date 03/24/2022
Application Review Date: (To ensure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date) 05/02/2022
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Description of Work
The postdoctoral associate will contribute to the integrated (extension, research, and teaching) land-grant mission of the home unit and the IANR, as an effective scholar and citizen, including supporting student recruitment and IANR science literacy.
The postdoctoral associate will work on genomics, epigenetics, and/or bioinformatics/computational biology to characterize and functionally validate plant cell-type-specific transcriptional programs, their regulation in response to environmental stresses, and their differential regulation between plant species.
Depending on research experience and skills, the selected postdoctoral researcher will have opportunities to work on the following projects:
  • Comparative analysis of gene expression in root/leaf single-cell between crop species;
  • Analysis of plant single cell -omics datasets, integration of multiomics datasets, and prediction of gene networks;
  • Development of bioinformatics and computational tools to enhance the analysis of plant single cell omics datasets.

This project presents opportunities to work in a collaborative and very dynamic environment with computational and molecular biologists. The University of Nebraska provides a stimulating atmosphere with excellent facilities including single-cell genomics facilities (e.g., https://libaultlab.unl.edu/single-cell-genomics-core-facility ) and colleagues for high-quality research in agricultural and plant sciences.
As appropriate to the appointment, the incumbent will: develop a high-impact, nationally and internationally recognized research program in the fields of bioinformatics and plant single cell biology; seek and establish effective disciplinary and transdisciplinary collaborations including effective integration with research groups; connect with stakeholders, agency, and/or industry partners to strengthen research programming; effectively obtain and leverage external and internal support (grants, fee revenue, etc.) for research activities; mentor graduate students; publish in high-quality, high-impact peer-reviewed journals, and participate in scientific meetings and other appropriate professional activities; and, translate research-based information into learner-centered products. This includes: creating scholarly, innovative, and high impact learning programs and tools; identifying issues and opportunities focused on learner needs and emerging regional and national issues with international relevance; measuring the impact of your programs and communicating results to administrators, stakeholders, users, and media; and, mentoring colleagues through professional development, translational research, grants, and professional writing.
In addition to the above-described duties, the individual will be expected to accept committee assignments, reporting responsibilities, and other special ad hoc assignments as requested at the administrative unit, college/division, institute, and/or university level.
As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See https://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination .
Minimum Required Qualifications
  • PhD in plant molecular biology, plant genomics, bioinformatics, computational biology or related fields.
  • Demonstrated expertise in next-generation sequencing data analysis, computational systems biology, biological networks, and/or data integration.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work in a team.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Solid knowledge in plant genomics, evolution, gene expression/regulation is highly desirable.
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How to Apply
Click “Apply to this job” and complete the information form. Attach the following documents:
  • A letter of interest that describes your qualifications for the job, anticipated contributions, and your experience contributing to inclusive environments.
  • Your curriculum vitae.
  • Contact information for three professional references.
  • Three selected publications. Combine into a single pdf and attach as “Other Document.”
  • For questions or accommodations related to this position contact
    Kay McClure-Kelly, kmcclure-kelly2@unl.edu
    Job Category
    Job Category (old) Post Docs & Other Academic
    Job Type Full-Time
    Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding? Yes
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