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Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Kabir Peay

Important Info

Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Peay, Kabir
Stanford Departments and Centers: 
Biology
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
Three year position that will start in Spring of 2021. There is of course some uncertainty based on the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Appointment Start Date: 
2021
How to Submit Application Materials: 

E-mail the required application materials as a single pdf to Kabir Peay (kpeay@stanford.edu), with the subject line as "Postdoc application <your name>".

     A postdoctoral position is available in the Peay Lab at Stanford University (http://www.stanford.edu/~kpeay/) to study how root associated fungi and plant chemical defenses influence tree populations in the Amazon rainforest. Primary responsibilities for the position involve collection of plant samples from field sites and the use of amplicon sequencing to characterize fungal communities. Field work and data analysis will be carried out in collaboration with a team of plant and chemical ecologists from UC Berkeley (Dr. Paul Fine) and Florida International University (Dr. Diego Salazar Amoretti). Additional opportunities to develop independent research projects within the framework of the grant will be available.

     Experience in one or more of the following areas is desirable: fungal community ecology, mycology, plant-microbe interactions, molecular ecology, bioinformatics, or metabolomics. Candidates with experience in tropical forests and/or Latin America are encouraged to apply, and knowledge of Spanish and/or Portuguese is desirable but not a requirement. Women, minorities, and other groups under-represented in ecology and mycology are highly encouraged to apply.

     The Peay lab is focused on creating a culture of inclusion, including through hosting lab meetings centered around means of improving guidance and advising for those from diverse backgrounds. Even if you only meet a few of this postings criteria, we encourage your application. The appointment will last for three years, contingent on satisfactory performance, and includes a competitive salary and benefits, including deferment of student loans (https://postdocs.stanford.edu/funding-levels-and-guidelines).  Start date is flexible but we anticipate field work to begin by Spring 2021, pending the current COVID-19 situation.

Required Qualifications: 
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas is desirable: fungal community ecology, mycology, plant-microbe interactions, molecular ecology, bioinformatics, or metabolomics.
  • Candidates with experience in tropical forests and/or Latin America are encouraged to apply, and knowledge of Spanish and/or Portuguese is desirable but not a requirement.
Required Application Materials: 
  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Names and contact information of three references 

 

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.