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Postdoctoral position - microbial wood colonization, GWU

Mar 25

Written by: SuperUser Account
3/25/2016 7:34 AM 

A postdoctoral position is available in the Zanne lab at George Washington University with a flexible start date. The postdoctoral scientist will work on collaborative projects related to the microbial colonization of wood. These projects include: 1. Analyzing multi-year microbial community data from an NSF-funded project in St. Louis, MO, USA, and 2. Measuring plant anatomical, morphological and chemical wood traits and characterizing fungal community composition using DNA-based and functional approaches for an Australian Research Council-funded experiment in Sydney, Australia, in collaboration with Will Cornwell (University of New South Wales) and Jeff Powell (Western Sydney University). Possibilities also exist to work on projects examining the relative roles of microbes and termites in breaking down wood in tropical Australia. The position is one year but has the potential to be extended. The postdoc would be based at GWU located in the heart of Washington, DC, USA with easy access to numerous science-, conservation-, and policy-based institutions. However, the postdoc would spend at least 1-2 months based in Sydney and Richmond, NSW, Australia working in the Cornwell and Powell labs. Motivated applicants with skills in microbial community analyses are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant field and strong writing and quantitative skills. Applications will be reviewed as received and the position will remain open until filled. Applications should include a research statement, including relevant skills for the project and future goals (max: 1-2 pages), curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references (including emails and phone numbers). Materials should be sent to Amy Zanne: aezanne@gmail.com.

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