Four computationally savvy postdoctoral positions are available immediately to study comparative evolutionary and functional genomics of wild and domesticated rice in my new lab at KAUST, opening February 1, 2019. I am looking for a group of highly motivated, talented and creative scientists who are interested in discovering/exploring and utilizing standing natural variation across the genus Oryza to address both basic questions in evolutionary biology as well applied questions related to feeding the world. The majority of these questions will be addressed computationally, and can be functionally validated in the lab/field by highly skilled support staff. To get a taste for the research my lab is perusing, please see: Stein et al. (2018) Nat. Genet. 50:285-296; Wang et al. (2018) Nature557:43-49; & Wing et al. (2018) Nat. Rev. Genet. 19:505-517.
1) PhD in a relevant field (i.e. Genetics, Evolutionary Biology, Plant Biology, Plant Breeding)
About King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST): Laboratory of Rod A. Wing
KAUST is an international graduate-level, merit-based research university dedicated to advancing scientific and technological education and research, acting as a catalyst for innovation, economic development and social prosperity in the region and the world. Our research strives to enhance the welfare of society with a special focus on four areas of global significance – food, water, energy and the environment. Based near Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, KAUST has attracted top-notch faculty and staff from all over the world, with more than 80 nations represented on campus.