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Postdoctoral Position in Soil Microbial Evolution

Jan 21

Written by: SuperUser Account
1/21/2016 11:40 AM 

Contact: Dr. Serita Frey, Department of Natural Resources & the Environment, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH USA (Questions can also be directed to Dr. Anne Pringle, University of Wisconsin-Madison: anne.pringle@wisc.edu) Our laboratory aims to understand connections between microbial community structure and ecosystem function. We document the impacts of environmental change (climate warming, nitrogen deposition, biodiversity loss, invasive species) on the diversity, community composition, and function of the soil microbial community, and test whether shifts in the community subsequently influence ecosystem functions. A recent focus is on anthropogenic drivers of microbial evolution. This two-year position will focus specifically on fungal evolution within global change contexts, with an emphasis on how fungi evolve in response to biotic invasions, soil warming, and nitrogen addition. The candidate will have the flexibility to explore questions that fall within this general topic area, while building on previous research conducted in the Frey and Pringle Laboratories. The candidate is expected to have strong interests and experience in evolution and ecology. Expertise in cultivation-based and genomic/metagenomic analyses is highly desirable. The candidate will be expected to work independently, but also cooperatively with other members of the lab and with the Pringle Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. A Ph.D. degree in evolution, ecology, natural resources, microbiology, or related field, along with relevant research experience is required. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. To apply please send the following items in a single PDF file to Serita Frey (serita.frey@unh.edu): letter of interest/experience, CV, and the names and contact information of three professional references.

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