Graduate and Postdoc Positions

June 29, 2017

Positions are available for motivated scientists to test gene expression and epigenetic changes in plant hybrids and polyploids with a research focus on elucidating molecular mechanisms for hybrid vigor and seed development in Arabidopsis or fiber cell development in cotton. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Plant Biology, Genetics, Computational Biology or related areas with solid training in plant science, molecular biology, and epigenetics. Bioinformatic and statistical skills are required to analyze sequencing and epigenomic data. The successful candidates should be able to pursue own research interests, as well as to work collaboratively with other postdocs and graduate students in the lab. Salary is competitive with experience.

Interested candidates should send a brief statement of career goals and a copy of curriculum vitae. In addition, two to three recommendation letters should be arranged to be sent via email to:

Z. Jeffrey Chen, PhD
D. J. Sibley Centennial Professor in Plant Molecular Genetics
The University of Texas at Austin
Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology
1 University Station A5000
Austin, TX 78712

Office: 512-475-9327
Lab: 512-475-9335