Postdoctoral Scholar #605044

Northern Arizona University
Arizona, United States
Salary Not specified
Aug 26, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Northern Arizona University invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher to work on a project on the epigenomics of disease resistance. This project brings together existing and new genomic, epigenomic and transcriptomic resources to build a powerful platform for the study of epigenomic regulation of immune responses in long-generation tree species. This project will investigate the White Pine Blister Rust (WPBR) - sugar pine pathosystem to understand the role of DNA methylation in regulating trans-generational immune response. White pine blister rust (WPBR) caused by Cronartium ribicola is a devastating fungal disease causing great economic and ecological loss in five-needle pines in North America. The postdoctoral researcher will be based at Dr. De La Torre’s Forest Genomics lab at Northern Arizona University (NAU) and will collaborate with Dr. Wegrzyn’s Plant Computational Genomics lab at University of Connecticut.


Minimum Qualifications:


  • PhD degree in Biology, Genetics, Bioinformatics, or related field of study.
  • Proficiency in Perl or Python, and R Proficiency with Linux and high-performance computing.


Other qualifications:


  • Molecular lab experience is desirable.
  • Experience with bioinformatic tools related to several of the following topics in plant genomics: RNA-Seq, comparative genomics, association genetics, systems biology, and methylation analysis.
  • Strong statistical background.
  • Ability to travel once a year for sample collection or to attend conferences.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of faculty, staff and students.


Please see and click on Staff Openings for full job description and details on how to apply! Job ID 605044

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.