postdoctoral opportunity

Plant Science Conference Takes Root in Nebraska

Thursday, February 9, 2017

A two-day plant science symposium will be April 6-7 at the Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel. The event theme is “Predictive Crop Design: Genome to Phenome,” with speakers from the University of California at Berkeley, Duke University, and private industry—including both startup and multinational companies.

This conference is part of the Nebraska Research & Innovation Conference (NRIC) annual series, conducted by Nebraska EPSCoR and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). In 2016, a five-year NSF EPSCoR project established the Center for Root & Rhizobiome Innovation (CRRI): a collaboration to research crop productivity focused on plants’ root microbiome. CRRI scientists--from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Nebraska at Kearney, University of Nebraska Medical Center and Doane University--aim to grow scientific knowledge that will better feed the growing population.

Students and faculty interested in attending the symposium should register before March 23 at http://nric.nebraska.edu (note: deadline for discount hotel room reservations at the group rate is March 15). There is no fee for registration. Attendees may also present a relevant poster in the event’s poster session on the afternoon of April 6 (posters must be registered no later than March 22).

On behalf of Fred Choobineh, Nebraska EPSCoR Director, fchoobineh [at] nebraska [dot] edu

View the symposium flyer here.

Visit the symposium website: http://nric.nebraska.edu

Visit the Nebraska EPSCoR website: http://epscor.nebraska.edu

Job Announcements at the Danforth Center

Monday, May 9, 2016

Dr. Malia Gehan’s lab at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center is looking to fill two positions: a postdoctoral position and lab technician position. See the details for each position below. Applications should be sent to careers [at] danforthcenter [dot] org.

Lab Technician Opportunity:
The Gehan lab (http://www.gehan-lab.org/) is looking to add an enthusiastic and creative fulltime Laboratory Technician / Laboratory Manager (40 hours / week). The position would mainly focus on research, but also include some managerial tasks like ordering supplies. Therefore good organizational skills, the desire to work in a team, and the ability to communicate are essential for this position. An ideal applicants might have experience in media making, sterile techniques, and basic plant care.

The Gehan laboratory actively engages the community through outreach and education activities, and lab members are encouraged to participate in mentoring and teaching programs. The position is renewable upon satisfactory performance and availability of funds. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Candidates should provide a current CV, list of at least three contacts for recommendation. Please email all application materials to careers [at] danforthcenter [dot] org with the subject line ‘Gehan Lab’.

The international, inclusive, and interdisciplinary research environment at the Danforth Center (http://www.danforthcenter.org/) offers an excellent opportunity for career development. Salaries are competitive and commensurate with experience, and the Danforth Center offers an excellent benefits package including medical and 403B matching. The Danforth Center is currently ranked in the top ten of places to work in scientific research, and the St. Louis region is a rich environment to work and live.

Postdoctoral Opportunity:
The Gehan lab (http://www.gehan-lab.org/) is looking to add an enthusiastic and creative postdoctoral researcher to work on mechanisms of temperature stress in grasses and pseudocereals. Ideal candidates would have recently obtained a Ph.D. in biochemistry, cell, developmental, genetics, genomics, molecular biology, plant biology, plant physiology, or other related field. Candidates with interest or experience in highthroughput plant phenomics or bioinformatics are highly encouraged to apply.

The Gehan laboratory actively engages the community through outreach and education activities, and lab members are encouraged to participate in mentoring and teaching programs. The position is renewable upon satisfactory performance and availability of funds. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Candidates should provide a current CV, list of at least three contacts for recommendation, and a cover letter that includes a statement of past research experience, an outline of future research objectives, and career goals. Please email all application materials to careers [at] danforthcenter [dot] org with the subject line ‘Gehan Lab’.

The international, inclusive, and interdisciplinary research environment at the Danforth Center (http://www.danforthcenter.org/) offers an excellent opportunity for career development. Salaries are competitive and commensurate with experience, and the Danforth Center offers an excellent benefits package including medical and 403B matching. The Danforth Center is currently ranked in the top ten of places to work in scientific research, and the St. Louis region is a rich environment to work and live.

Predictive Crop Design: Genome to Phenome Symposium

Event date(s): Thursday, April 6, 2017 to Friday, April 7, 2017
Location: Lincoln, NE


Register by March 23 for Predictive Crop Design: Genome to Phenome, April 6-7 in Lincoln.

A two-day plant science symposium takes root April 6-7 at the Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel. The event theme is “Predictive Crop Design: Genome to Phenome,” with speakers from the University of California at Berkeley, Duke University, and private industry—including both startup and multinational companies.

This conference is part of the Nebraska Research & Innovation Conference (NRIC) annual series, conducted by Nebraska EPSCoR and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). In 2016 a five-year NSF project established the Center for Root & Rhizobiome Innovation (CRRI): a collaboration to research crop productivity focused on plants’ root microbiome. CRRI scientists--from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Nebraska at Kearney, University of Nebraska Medical Center and Doane University--aim to grow scientific knowledge that will better feed the growing population.

Students and faculty interested in attending the symposium should register before March 23 at http://nric.nebraska.edu (note: deadline for discount hotel room reservations at the group rate is March 15). Attendees may also present a relevant poster in the event’s poster session on the afternoon of April 6 (posters must be registered no later than March 22).

Find more details at http://nric.nebraska.edu.

On behalf of Fred Choobineh, Nebraska EPSCoR Director, fchoobineh [at] nebraska [dot] edu

View the symposium flyer here.

Visit the symposium website: http://nric.nebraska.edu

Visit the Nebraska EPSCoR website: http://epscor.nebraska.edu