Postdoctoral Position at Stanford Studying Root Associated Fungi in the Amazon

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Postdoctoral Position at Stanford Studying Root Associated Fungi in the Amazon

A postdoctoral position is available in the Peay Lab at Stanford University to study how root associated fungi and plant chemical defenses influence tree populations in the Amazon rainforest. Primary responsibilities for the position involve collection of plant samples from field sites and the use of amplicon sequencing to characterize fungal communities. Field work and data analysis will be carried out in collaboration with a team of plant and chemical ecologists from UC Berkeley (Dr. Paul Fine) and Florida International University (Dr. Diego Salazar Amoretti). Experience in one or more of the following areas is desirable: fungal community ecology, mycology, plant-microbe interactions, molecular ecology, bioinformatics, or metabolomics. Candidates with experience in tropical forests and/or Latin America are encouraged to apply, and knowledge of Spanish and/or Portuguese is desirable but not a requirement. To apply, please e-mail a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information of three references as a single pdf to Kabir Peay (kpeay@stanford.edu), with the subject line as “Postdoc application <your name>”. To receive full consideration applications should be received by March 14th. Position is expected to start in the summer of 2021. Informal inquiries prior to application are welcome.