Postdoctoral Position: Stanford – Root Associated Fungi in the Amazon Rainforest

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Postdoctoral Position: Stanford - Study Root Associated Fungi in the Amazon Rainforest

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). Additional opportunities to develop independent research projects within the framework of the grant will be available.

Experience in one or more of the following
areas is desirable: fungal community, ecology, mycology, plant pathology, plant-microbe interactions, molecular ecology, chemical 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. Women, minorities, and other groups under- represented in ecology and mycology are highly encouraged to apply. Even if you only meet a few of this postings’ criteria, we encourage your application.

The appointment will last for two years, contingent on satisfactory performance, and includes a competitive salary and benefits, including deferment of student loans ( Ideal start date would be in the summer of 2022 but there is some flexibility.

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 (, with the subject line as “Postdoc application <your name>”. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Informal inquiries prior to application are welcome.