Postdoctoral Research Associate Microbial Ecology at University of Michigan

Postdoctoral Research Associate Microbial Ecology
A postdoctoral research position is available immediately in Donald Zak’s lab at the University of Michigan to study relationships between microbial community composition and ecosystem carbon and nitrogen cycling. Research will focus on the interactions elevated levels of nitrogen and belowground microbial community composition. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in microbial ecology, soil microbiology, biogeochemistry or closely related field at the time of appointment. Expertise with molecular techniques is required. Experience with next-generation sequencing and associated bioinformatics programs is preferred.
The initial appointment period will be for 1 year with the potential of renewal. Applicants should email a cover letter describing research experience and goals, a curriculum vitae, relevant publications, and the names and addresses of three references to Rima Upchurch, School of Natural Resources & Environment, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. E-mail address: rimaup@umich.edu.
Closing date: November 30th, 2013

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