The Trivedi Lab at Colorado State University seeks a postdoctoral researcher in the area of microbiome/microbiota-plant interactions. Emphasis will be placed on the use of “omics” techniques, statistical modeling, genome scale modeling, and microbial genetic approaches to understand the role of plant associated microbiome in sustainable agriculture production and disease resistance. The selected candidate will focus on studying the functional and structural basis of plant associated microbiome as they relate to agricultural systems in Colorado. The individual will study the coevolution of plant hosts with associated microbiomes and the role of microbiomes in improving crop yield and nutrient content while reducing environmental impact. This will consist of identifying the impact of microbiome dynamics on plant responses at molecular/community/phenotype level, by comparing plant-microbiome interactions at different stress conditions including drought and pathogen pressure. This project will require strong computational and analytical skills in analyzing large sequencing datasets and modelling beneficial host/microbiome interactions. The postion also requires conducting field and greenhouse experiments for hypothesis testing. There will also be opportunities to participate in teaching and grant writing. The position requires advising and training undergraduate and graduate students associated with the research projects.
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