Postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Biology at the University ofSaskatchewan. We are looking for a highly motivated candidate to work on the molecularbiology of the plant-pathogen (Plasmodiophora brassicae) interaction resulting in clubrootdisease in canola. RNA-seq data from our previous work have identified putative pathogeneffector proteins. The current project will utilize various molecular, cellular, and genomictechniques to functionally characterize candidate effector proteins, and to identify theassociated host targets and pathways that define the outcome of the plant-P. brassicaeinteraction. The candidate will use acquired knowledge to explore novel strategies for creatingresistant canola varieties. The successful candidate will have a background in plant pathologyand an excellent knowledge of molecular biology and functional genomics for gene functionvalidation as well as a basic understanding of next-generation sequence data processing andanalysis. Excellent organizational, written/verbal communication skills and ability to work in amulticultural environment are essential.The Department of Biology, University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan,Canada. The Department of Biology will be moving into a new building in April, 2018 with stateof the art laboratory and greenhouse facilities, with access to both Confocal and ElectronMicroscopy Facilities. Saskatoon is home to a dynamic plant biology research community. Inaddition to research groups in Biology and the College of Agriculture and Bioresources the U of Scampus is home to the Global Institute of Food Security, AAFC and NRC-Saskatoon.The position is available immediately. Screening of applications will continue until the positionis filled.Applications, including cover letter, cv, transcript and the names and contact for three refereescan be submitted to email@example.comThe University of Saskatchewan is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer andactively seeks diversity among its employees.