Postdoctoral associate position at the University of Illinois

The Leakey group at the University of Illinois ( seeks creative and energetic applicants for a postdoctoral associate position that offer excellent opportunities for interdisciplinary training:

Genetic control of root architecture and nitrogen uptake efficiency in maize

Candidates should have a strong background in root phenotyping or study of root size/distribution. Experience in quantitative genetics or studying roots under field conditions is preferable. The successful applicant will be expected to actively engage with a collaborative team in the Topp and Baxter groups at the Danforth Plant Science Center. The project aim is to develop/deploy high-throughput phenotyping methods and apply them to quantitative genetic approaches to improving the root architecture and nitrogen uptake efficiency of maize. The position is available immediately, but the starting date is flexible up until May 2017.

Project details can be found at:

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is an equal opportunity employer and offers highly competitive salary and excellent health care benefits. Questions about these positions or applications including a letter of application, CV and the names of three referees can be addressed by email to Melinda LaBorg (

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

(Segnalato da: G. Scarascia Mugnozza)