The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Postdoctoral Fellow

Hiring department Intb-PI-Hawkes
Monthly salary $3,958
Hours per week 40.00 Variable
Posting number 17-08-14-01-0712
Job Status Deleted
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

Initial assignment is for one year from hire date. Position is renewable for additional one-year periods based on performance, with funding currently available for up to three years.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply

Additional Information


Develop phytobiomes to benefit plant drought responses: foliar fungal endophytes in agricultural and biofuels grasses. Develop genomics-based predictive framework for fungal effects on plants. Scale predictions to more realistic communities. Test predictions on agricultural plants in greenhouse setting.

Essential Functions

Sequence and assemble genomes of 20 fungi and run comparative genomics analyses. Greenhouse experiments, including plant measurements, gene expression and metabolomic extractions and analyses for Panicum hallii plants grown individually with 20 fungi and in diverse mixtures. Field experiments with Panicum virgatum, Sorghum bicolor, and Zea mays grown under irrigation treatments, including fungal community, gene expression, and metabolomics extractions and analyses. General lab and field preparation, clean up, supplies ordering, and organization of undergraduate student assistants.

Licenses: Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. Applicant selected must provide a current three year Driving Record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver's License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

PhD in Biology or related field within the last three years. Experience in fungal genomics, plant and fungal gene expression, culturing, and associated bioinformatics.

Preferred Qualifications

Research experience with fungal and plant metabolomics. Familiarity with C4 grasses in field and greenhouse experiments. Prior experience with field methods and high throughput phenotyping.

Working conditions

May work in all weather conditions May work in extreme temperatures May work around standard office conditions May work around chemicals Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity

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