The GCCRC is looking for an enthusiastic and talented candidate for a Postdoc position in the research area of plant microbiome. The candidate will work with the GCCRC research team in a project that aims to uncover how the plant–microbe interaction benefits plants in the face of limiting conditions of water and nutrients in natural environments. This knowledge will be applied in the development of new agricultural technologies using the GCCRC research and development pipeline. Specifically, the candidate will be responsible for: investigating the microbial diversity associated with native plant species, creating and managing a collection of microorganisms using large-scale isolation methodologies, establishing protocols for testing plant inoculations in proof-of-concept experiments and investigating molecular mechanisms involved in plant-microorganism interaction and plant-growth promotion.Candidates with curiosity and a willingness to learn will have several opportunities to actively participate in an advanced plant microbiome research pipeline, to exchange experiences with international collaborations and to participate on innovative projects.
- Postgraduate degree in Biology, biochemistry, pharmacy, biotechnology, Agronomy or related experience;
- Experience in research on microbiome, plant microbiome or microbiology;
- Solid knowledge of molecular biology and genetics techniques;
- Solid experience with laboratorial procedures for isolation, cultivation and storage of microorganisms;
- Experience with plant microbiome and inoculation experiments is a plus;
- Good record of publications, communication skills and English communication;
- Knowledge of bioinformatics and methods for analyzing microbiome data is a plus;
- Critical thinking, problem-solving skills and sense of autonomy.
To apply for this scholarship position, the candidate must send a curriculum vitae and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “PD Plant Microbiome” by December 13st, 2020.
This opportunity is open to candidates of any nationalities. The selected candidate will receive a FAPESP’s Post-Doctoral fellowship in the amount of R$ 7,373.10 monthly and a research contingency fund, equivalent to 15% of the annual value of the fellowship which should be spent in items directly related to the research activity.
The Genomics for Climate Change Research Center (GCCRC) is a joint research initiative between the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa) and the University of Campinas (Unicamp), funded by FAPESP, aimed at adapting agricultural crops to stresses imposed by global climate change. Its main goal is to use a biotechnology platform to identify microorganisms and key genes involved in stress and yield responses to incorporate them into elite germplasm.
The GCCRC (www.gccrc.unicamp.br) platform uses strategies such as microbiome and genome editing in a state-of-the-art infrastructure that incorporates “omics” technologies, bioinformatics, gene discovery, plant transformation, genome editing, phenotyping, intellectual property, regulatory issues and field trials. The GCCRC also involves a strong international network of collaborators, including academic and private partners.