*Postdoc in the genomic basis of heterosis at University of California, Davis*
A postdoctoral position in plant evolutionary genomics is available in the Ross-Ibarra lab at the University of California, Davis. Current funding is for one year, but opportunities for extending the position beyond one year are likely. The start date is flexible, but the position is available to start immediately.
The funded project will investigate the genetic basis of heterosis in maize using full-genome sequence of 12 inbred lines in conjunction with phenotypic data from a diallel cross of the same lines. Data for the project is already being generated; the applicant would be responsible for analysis of the genome sequence data to investigate the genetic basis of heterosis for phenotypic traits.
Applicants should have a PhD in evolution, genetics, genomics, computational biology, or a similar discipline. Demonstrated experience with high-density SNP data or next-generation sequence data and familiarity with a unix environment and at least one programming/scripting language is strongly desired. Salary will be competitive and dependent on background and experience.
Applicants should send a cover letter, a CV with publications, and contact information for three references. Applications or queries should be directed to rossibarra from ucdavis.edu.
More information on the lab can be found at www.rilab.org and on UC Davis at www.ucdavis.edu.
Dept. of Plant Sciences and Genome Center
262 Robbins Hall, Mail Stop 4
University of California
One Shields Ave
Davis, CA 95616