Postdoc in global microbial ecology, Evans Lab at Michigan State's Kellogg Biological Station

Employment type: Full-Time
Application Deadline: March 18, 2021

Description: The postdoc would work on an NSF-funded project that that asks how soils respond to drought with an unprecedented sampling design: a standardized network of drought manipulations that allows for global-scale inference. The successful candidate would be one of 3 postdocs on the project and would join the Evans Lab at Michigan State University’s Kellogg Biological Station, leading investigations on soil microbial community response. The person would benefit from working closely with students, postdocs, and coPIs from two other labs: Steve Allison’s at the University of California Irvine and Christine Hawkes’s at North Carolina State to accomplish the ultimate project goal of improving moisture responses used in global ecosystem models. Skillsets relevant to the position are the following: DNA and RNA extraction, amplicon sequencing, shotgun metagenomics, bioinformatic skills. Favorable skills are familiarity with modeling, project coordination and collaboration, or global networks or datasets, and soil physics, chemistry, & hydrology. Start date range is May 2021-September 2021. Review begins Jan 13 2021. See full add and instructions to apply at careers.msu.edu (posting number 685108) or at https://saraheevanslab.weebly.com/uploads/2/7/0/0/27009978/postdoc_ad_evans_droughtnet.pdf