Postdoctoral Position: Niche Ecology of Ectomycorrhizal Symbiosis
The Peay lab (mykophile.wordpress.com) is seeking a postdoctoral scholar to carry out research on the role of ectomycorrhizal symbiosis in shaping the niches of plants and fungi. The position is associated with a Department of Energy grant to examine ectomycorrhizal fungal communities and plant-fungal interactions of Populus species in North America. A range of research opportunities are available through this project, including analysis of geographic variation in root and soil associated fungal communities, greenhouse experiments on the ecosystem effects and context dependence of mycorrhizal associations, and experimental studies of soil microbial food webs. The position will be based out of the Peay Lab in the Department of Biology at Stanford University. Starting salary for the position is 50k USD with flexible start date. Interested candidates should have a PhD in a related field and a demonstrated record of publication. Candidates with experience with plant-mycorrhizal interactions, functional and taxonomic characterization of microbial communities (stable isotope probing, metabarcoding or metagenomics), or ecological modeling are encouraged to apply.
To apply, send a single PDF including a 1-page cover letter explaining research interests and experience, a CV, and listing three potential references. Applications or inquiries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Ectomycorrhizal Symbiosis Postdoc”.