Postdoctoral Fellow - Genomics/Informatics (Morris)

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: Fort Collins, COLORADO
Deadline: 01 Feb 2022

Posting Details
Working Title Postdoctoral Fellow - Genomics/Informatics (Morris)
Position Location Fort Collins, CO
Research Professional Position Yes
Posting Number 202101543AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Classification Title Postdoctoral Fellows
Number of Vacancies
Work Hours/Week 40
Proposed Annual Salary Range $50,000-$59,000. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Employee Benefits
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Desired Start Date 03/14/2022
Position End Date (if temporary)
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 02/01/2022
Description of Work Unit
The Department of Soil and Crop Sciences is focused on education, research, and outreach to solve the world’s most pressing food production issues and crucial matters about Earth, its ecosystems, and their services. Our faculty and staff apply research-based solutions to benefit Colorado and the world. We offer academic programs to prepare students to address national and global crop production, sustainability, and environmental quality challenges such as waste management, water quality, and reclamation of drastically disturbed lands. There are numerous opportunities for students to be involved in cutting edge research related to global food production and ecosystem function and protection.
Position Summary
Postdoc – Genomics/Informatics 
The Crop Adaptation Lab in the Soil & Crop Sciences Department at Colorado State University is seeking a postdoc with the primary responsibility of conducting research on genomics/informatics in sorghum. The postdoc will be responsible for exploring new ways to identify genetic loci underpinning drought resilience and striga tolerance in Sorghum leveraging genetic resources co-developed at CERAAS in Senegal and at Colorado State University. With a goal of contributing to improved food security through advanced trait bioinformatics, this postdoc will synthesize information from environmental clines with traditional genotype-phenotype associations and/or using techniques including, but not limited to, eGWAS and imputation-based approaches. Through collaboration with CERASS in Senegal and Penn State University, this postdoc position is expected to publish in high quality peer-reviewed journals, present at scientific conferences, and serve as a key project collaborator with CIMMYT, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Penn State University.
Required Job Qualifications
Ph.D. in Plant Bioinformatics, Genetics, Genomics, or related field (by start of appointment)
Strong record of publications in peer-reviewed journals
Preferred Job Qualifications
Demonstrated expertise in quantitative trait genomics, bioinformatics, or crop genetics  Demonstrated written and oral communications skills 
Demonstrated expertise in bioinformatics and/or genomic analyses 
Demonstrated interest in applying science to global challenges in crop improvement
Diversity Statement
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties


Job Duty Category Research
Duty/Responsibility
Genomics data analysis. (60%)
Development of appropriate experimental hypotheses and predictions based on theory and previous observations. (20%)
Percentage Of Time 80
Job Duty Category Authorship
Duty/Responsibility
Manuscript preparation for publication and contributing to further grant application development.
Percentage Of Time 20

Special Instructions to Applicants
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but for full consideration, all materials must be received by Tuesday, February 1, 2022. Applicants should upload the following: (1) A cover letter addressing your qualifications; (2) resume; and (3) contact information of three professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. For inquiries about the position, contact Search Chair Geoff.Morris@colostate.edu. For additional information about Colorado State University, consult the university’s website at www.colostate.edu. 
Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)
Search Contact Geoff.Morris@colostate.edu
EEO Statement
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