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Soil Microbiome Analyst

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 21, 2023

Job Summary

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology encourages applications for a Soil Microbiome Analyst!

This position is a short term researcher to assist with analysis, writing, and publication of datasets related to soil rhizosphere micriobiome communities associated with sunflower family plants in agricultural fields. We hope to better understand how sunflower genetics and environmental conditions affect the diversity and composition of bacterial and fungal microbes in the soil surrounding sunflower roots.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

EBIO's disciplinary strengths include ecology, evolution, genetics, behavior, biology education research and systematics. Our research programs have relevance for global change, conservation biology, the spread of diseases, and revealing fundamental mechanisms underlying the structural and functional adaptations of organisms.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
  • Analysis of 16S and 18S microbiome datasets using bioinformatic pipelines, interpretation and communication of the results, submitting datasets to NCBI, collaborating with researchers at CU and NDSU, and assisting with write-up of papers related to the projects.
What We Can Offer

The hiring rate for this full-time position is $35.00 per hour.

Temporary positions at the University of Colorado are not benefits-eligible, however, all positions are eligible for paid sick leave .

Be Statements

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What We Require
  • PhD and research experience in micriobiome ecological genomics, particularly the microbes associated with plants, and skills related to analyzing, interpreting, and communicating these results.
    • This includes bioinformatics, writing, statistics, microbial ecology.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Optional: Research Paper(s)

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until September 28th, 2023.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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