Microbial Ecology postdoc – Nick Jordan’s lab

Postdoctoral Position in Microbial Ecology of Grassland Agroecosystems
University of Minnesota — Twin Cities

The University of Minnesota seeks a plant-microbial ecologist to fill a
2-year postdoctoral fellow positional. The project goal is to explore the
compositional and functional attributes of soil-microbial associations of
native and exotic grassland species. We have cultivated multi-year field
soil-conditioning treatments. We will be testing microbial effects from
these treatments on plant growth and interspecific relationships, and
exploring phylogenetic composition of microbial communities. The overall
goal of the project is to develop efficient methods of soil management for
the establishment of semi-native multifunctional grasslands for production
of biomass and other ecosystem services. This position will be based in
Nick Jordan=92s lab in the Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics but wi
ll also work closely with Linda Kinkel=92s lab in the Department of Plant
Pathology. Desired qualifications include a background in plant
population/community ecology, invasion ecology, molecular ecology or
ecology of plant-microbial interactions; in any case, strong molecular
biology and statistical skills are essential. Start date: as soon as the
successful applicant is available. Salary and benefits are
competitive. Applicants
should e-mail a single pdf file that includes a letter of interest, CV, and
contact information for three references to Nick Jordan.

Review of applications will begin immediately; however, applications will
be accepted until the position is filled. The University of Minnesota is an
EEO/AA employer and educator.