Four computationally savvy postdoctoral positions are available immediately to study comparative evolutionary and functional genomics of wild and domesticated rice in my new lab at KAUST, opening February 1, 2019. I am looking for a group of highly motivated, talented and creative scientists who are interested in discovering/exploring and utilizing standing natural variation across the genus Oryza to address both basic questions in evolutionary biology as well applied questions related to feeding the world. The majority of these questions will be addressed computationally, and can be functionally validated in the lab/field by highly skilled support staff. To get a taste for the research my lab is perusing, please see: Stein et al. (2018) Nat. Genet. 50:285-296; Wang et al. (2018) Nature 557:43-49; & Wing et al. (2018) Nat. Rev. Genet. 19:505-517.
1) PhD in a relevant field (i.e. Genetics, Evolutionary Biology, Plant Biology, Plant Breeding)
2) Extensive computation experience (genome assembly, annotation, comparative genomics, molecular evolution, population genetics, data basing, high-throuput phenotying/image analysis, linux, R, Java, Perl etc.)