The Busch Group aims to understand which genes, genetic networks, and molecular processes determine root growth and its responses to the environment. This research is directly leveraged in the pioneering CRoPS project that aims to develop crop plants that sequester more carbon via extensive root systems containing recalcitrant carbon polymers to fight climate change. For this we are working to identify genetic and molecular mechanisms, as well as genetic engineering strategies to enhance the carbon sequestration capacity in plants. We are currently seeking a highly motivated and independent postdoctoral fellow interested in identifying, studying and engineering the mechanisms controlling root traits in model and crop plant species.
The ideal candidate will be a plant biologist who has expertise in phenotyping, genetics and plant molecular biology. Ideal candidates should be intellectually curious, highly productive, driven to uncover new and impactful biology and to apply this knowledge to the larger problem of climate change, and enjoy working in a committed and diverse team. The postdoc will join a vibrant group of molecular biologists, plant geneticists and computational biologists to work in a team that is determined to address a global problem with the power of plant biology.
Ph.D. in Biological Sciences, Agricultural or Plant Biology or related fields
Applicants should submit a current resume, a list of their pre-prints and publications, names of three references, and an indication of how their expertise and academic accomplishments make them a good fit for the position.
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