Postdoctoral Research Associate Position available in the Olsen Lab

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This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week. This position is in the Department of Biology.  This position is for the Danforth Campus.

A postdoctoral position is available in the Olsen biology lab at Washington University in St. Louis, for work on an NSF project examining the evolutionary genomics of weedy rice.  This project seeks to understand the mechanisms underlying the evolution of weedy strains of rice, which have become a major agricultural weed worldwide.  The position will involve close collaboration with researchers at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst (Caicedo lab), the National Rice Research Center (Gealy and Jia labs), and the University of Arkansas (Burgos lab). The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating a SNP genotyping project and conducting a QTL mapping study of weed-adaptive traits.  Opportunities will also exist for collaboration on population genetic analyses of neutral and candidate gene sequences, as well as the development of independent research projects.

Required Qualifications: A PhD in population genetics, bioinformatics, or plant genetics is required, as are excellent written and oral communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications: Prior experience with protein- protein interactions using yeast two hybrid system and rice DNA and RNA data analysis  is preferred.

Internal Applicant Instrcutions: Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account.  If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor.  To attach these documents, go to:  My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.

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