The Norwegian Forest and Landscape Institute (located in Ås just south of Oslo) has an open position for a post-doctoral fellow/researcher (bioinformatics/transcriptomics). This is part of a Norwegian Research Council FRIMEDBIO project. There are three organisms of interest in this project; Norway spruce, the spruce bark beetle (which attack spruce) and its mutualistic blue stain fungus Ceratocystis polonica. The project aims to elucidate the tripartite nature of the tree colonization process of the beetle-fungus complex, particularly when conifer defences are induced or primed by prior treatments. Next Generation Sequencing of the beetle, the fungus and the host tree transcriptome will be used to generate a molecular ecological portrait of the mutualistic tree colonization process by the tree-killing bark beetle-fungus complex, and to explore how this process can defeat plant defences.
The position is open from summer 2013 (1 August or earlier). The application deadline is 17 March, 2013.
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