We are seeking a new postdoctoral researcher to join our team to explore the cis-regulatory landscape of plant genomes. Recent discoveries of prevalent long-distance transcriptional regulation in plants resulted from the development of technologies that enable multilayered and comprehensive studies of epigenomes. We have since established both single cell RNA and chromatin accessibility assays in plant cells across numerous diverse species and genotypes, which has provided us with unprecedented coverage, resolution and throughput to pinpoint cis-regulatory elements underlying important crop traits. Our efforts in understanding the mechanisms of proximal and distal cis-regulation is providing a holistic view of transcriptional regulatory network and is guiding precise genome-editing of regulatory sites for crop trait improvement that are expected to make major contributions to the scientific and agricultural communities.
Applicants with training in big data, statistics, comparative genomics and quantitative genetics are especially encouraged to apply. The ability to perform experiments and computational analyses is preferred, but not required. Please submit applications to email@example.com along with contact information for three references. Applications will be evaluated on a continual basis until the position is filled.
Ph.D. in Biology, Genome Sciences, Computer Science, Statistics, Evolutionary Genetics or related field
Telecommuting is allowed.
About University of Georgia
The Schmitz Lab is composed of a mix of molecular geneticists and computational biologists with the aim of decoding and interpreting plant epigenomes.