The Strawberry Breeding Program in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of California, Davis has an immediate opening for a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher with a strong technical background and academic career aspirations to investigate the genetics of flavor, aroma, and other fruit quality phenotypes in strawberry using genomic and metabolomic approaches. Candidates with training in the application of secondary chemistry, metabolomic, and genomic approaches in plant breeding are encouraged to apply. Outstanding written and verbal communication skills are essential. This research focuses on identifying and studying genes targeted by selection and the application of genomic approaches for understanding and enhancing fruit quality phenotypes. The candidate will have access to state-of-the-art equipment and facilities for post-harvest analysis of fruit quality, the opportunity to leverage extensive genomic resources, analyze large phenotypic and genomic datasets, and collaborate with a diverse group of scientists engaged in strawberry breeding, genetics, genomics, and post-harvest physiology research.
Candidates should provide a current curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and a cover letter describing their previous research experience, future research directions, and career goals by e-mail to Steven J. Knapp (firstname.lastname@example.org). UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse community. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
This position requires a Ph.D. in plant biology, genetics, genomics, bioinformatics, or a related field. Strong computational skills and experience with phenotyping flavor and aroma compounds are preferred.
The Strawberry Breeding Program in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of California, Davis (https://www.ucdavis.edu/about) conducts research in Davis and coastal California from Ventura to Santa Cruz. UCD offers undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral researchers interested in plant breeding, genomics, bioinformatics, quantitative genetics, statistics, molecular biolo...gy, plant physiology, plant pathology, post-harvest physiology, biochemistry, evolution and population genetics a truly unique environment in which to pursue their research, education, and career development. Scientists working in these fields have access to state-of-the-art facilities and resources within the Strawberry Breeding Program and through the UC Davis Genome Center, Bioinformatics Core Facility, the Post-Harvest Physiology Laboratory, the Robert Mondavi Institute for Food and Wine, and the Plant Breeding Center.