Postdoctoral Fellow – Plant Genome Biology, Colorado State University, USA

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Postdoctoral Fellow – Plant Genome Biology: Colorado State University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow position in the Crop Adaptation Lab. The successful candidate will contribute to groundbreaking research on climate-adaptive alleles in sorghum, a vital global food security crop. This position, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, offers an exciting opportunity to engage in cutting-edge molecular evolution and genome biology research.

Designation: Postdoctoral Fellows

Research Area: Plant Genome Biology / Molecular Evolution

Location: Fort Collins, CO


  • PhD in Biology, Genetics, Genomics, or a related field (by start of appointment)
  • Expertise in genome biology or molecular evolutionary theory
  • Rigorous application of the scientific method with a strong publication record
  • Demonstrated interest in global challenges in crop improvement

Job Description:

Postdoctoral Fellow – Plant Genome Biology / Molecular Evolution (Morris)

The Postdoctoral Fellow will focus on identifying climate-adaptive alleles in sorghum through whole genome resequencing and evolutionary functional genomic analyses. Collaborating with a team spanning CSU, Penn State, and CERAAS-Senegal, the postdoc will conduct field experiments, contribute to molecular breeding technology, and prepare publications for peer-reviewed journals. The position, supported for 3 years, plays a crucial role in a $25 million project on allele mining for climate adaptation.

How to Apply: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but for full consideration, submit materials by Sunday, November 26, 2023. Upload a cover letter addressing required and preferred qualifications, a resume, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three professional references. For assistance or accommodations, contact the listed search contact.

Last Date for Apply: 26 November 2023


Position LocationFort Collins, CO
Work LocationHybrid/in-office work
Position TypeAdmin Professional/ Research Professional
Proposed Annual Salary$58,000-65,000 (Commensurate with experience)
Work Hours/Week40
Essential DutiesPercentage Of Time
Genomics data analysis60

Employee Benefits: Colorado State University offers a robust benefits package, fostering a collaborative atmosphere with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. For detailed benefit information, visit CSU Benefits.



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