Postdoctoral Position at University of California at Davis (23-09-09)

Land, Air and Water Resources

Postdoctoral Position at University of California at Davis
Nitrogen Cycling and Gene Expression

A postdoctoral position is available in plant-soil nitrogen relationships, to work on linkages between gene expression in plants, soil nitrogen availability, soil microbial nitrogen transformations, and implications for environmental quality and farm management. This multi-scale research will be conducted on organic farms near UC Davis in Yolo County, California.

Expertise in one or more of the following methods is desirable: plant or microbial gene expression, stable isotopes, nitrogen cycling, and/or characterization of soil microbial populations and communities. The project is an interdisciplinary effort to utilize plant gene expression as an indicator of nitrogen cycling on organic farms. Interdisciplinary collaborations will include faculty/staff in ecology, soil science, and GIS. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in plant science, genetics, biogeochemistry, ecology, or related field. Excellent data analysis, writing, and organization skills are required. The position is available for two years, starting as early as January, 2010. Salary is approx. $40,000/year, depending on experience. Funding is from a grant from the US Dept. of Agriculture.

To apply, send by mail or email, a complete CV, a short summary of research interests and experience, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and names and email addresses of three references to: Prof. Louise Jackson, Dept. of Land, Air and Water Resources, Univ. of California, One Shields Ave., Davis, CA 95616.
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For questions, call 530-754-9116 or send an email to

Application review will begin October 30, 2009 and will continue until the position is filled.


(Publicado no em 22-09-09)