A postdoctoral fellowship is available in Zhang’s lab at University of Minnesota
The research will be focusing on lignocellulose degradation by wood-decaying
fungi, with the goals of decoding the fundamental genetics, as well as mining
and applying the genetic resources harbored in these fungal processes. To
accomplish these purposes, the work will need to integrate approaches of system
biology, fungal genetics and genetic engineering. The postdoctoral fellow will
have the opportunity to collaborate with fantastic scientists at University of
Minnesota, Clark University, JGI (Joint Genome Institute) and PNNL (Pacific
Northwest National Laboratory) to work on Dr. Zhang’s Co-PI U.S.-DOE project,
with the high potential for early publications.
This position will start
in January of 2020, with annual salary starting at $50, 000, plus
To apply, please submit a cover letter with a summary of
research experiences, full CV and contact information of three referees to Dr.
Jiwei Zhang at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants with all
kinds of diversity backgrounds (gender, religious, age, nationality and physical
capability, etc.) are welcomed!
– PhD Degree in microbiology, biochemistry,
wood science, mycology, plant pathology, or related discipline;
experience in fungal genetics and biology, system biology, functional genomics
in the field of plant biomass and decomposition or related field;
ability to successfully work independently and as part of a team, accountability
for assigned tasks, and excellent organizational skills;
– Excellent oral and
written communications skills.
– Knowledge of
experimental design, data management and analysis;
– Experience directly
supervising undergraduate and graduate students in preparation and
implementation of research projects;
– Knowledge or experience with
publishing peer-review scientific manuscripts.