Two Postdoc positions in the lab of Plant-Microbe Interaction: Two postdoc positions are available in the Department of Molecular Biology at the University of Wyoming. This is a full-time position that will be 90% research and research related activities and 10% mentoring and supervising student researchers.

Research-related activities are including the literature review to track current research on the relevant field, writing manuscripts, and presenting the project in international conferences. The successful candidate also should be actively engaged in current or future research development within the campus or international collaborations with other researchers in the field.

Position 1: The project is to study organelle-organelle communication in plant immunity. This position requires a strong interest in plant organelles, especially chloroplast and nucleus. Intensive experiences on microscopy including the image analyses will be required.

An experience on electron microscopy will be a plus. Intensive experience with model plants, such as Arabidopsis thaliana and Nicotiana benthamiana is a key requirement. Good biochemical experimental skills will be preferred. Previous experiences in plant pathology or plant microbe interactions are not necessary but helpful for this position.

Position 2: This position is for effector biology in maize-Puccinia interaction. It requires previous research experiences in plant pathology or molecular biology in plant-microbe interaction. Previous research works in Maize model system will be a big plus. Previous research in -omics approaches such as genomics, transcriptomics, or proteomics will also be preferred.

The earliest starting date will be September 2023, but good candidates graduating in Fall 2023 will also be considered to start the position in January 2024. The salary will be negotiated based on qualifications and previous experiences.

Applicants should send an email to  to show your interest, including:

1) a CV with contacts of three references and 2) a research statement including previous research experiences, plan for research in my lab, as well as a future career plan.

Please start your email title with Re:Postdoc position 1 (or 2, depending on your qualification and interest). The initial candidate will be asked a zoom interview for the final decision. We are welcome to all qualified applicants without regard to race, nationality, religion, age, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.

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