The Fei Research Group is seeking enthusiastic, highly motivated postdoctoral researchers with a strong plant genomics and bioinformatics background, to work on multiple funded plant genomics projects. The candidates are expected to develop genomics and bioinformatics programs to analyze high-throughput data to
1) elucidate the structure and evolution of genomes of important crops;
2) elucidate the genomic basis of the evolution and domestication of important agronomic traits in different crops;
3) identify novel functional modules involved in regulating important biological processes.
William Boyce Thompson founded Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI) in 1924 on the premise that basic plant research leads to real benefits for people. Many potential applications of BTI research are to improve crops by increasing yield or nutritional content, or decreasing the need for harmful fertilizers and pesticides. Other research could lead to inexpensive plant-made vaccines, or even shed light o...n the human immune system. With aims like these in mind, scientists at BTI study life at the scale of genes and proteins to learn about processes such as how plants detect light, or how they respond when aphids bite into them. Along with research, BTI’s mission includes environmental responsibility and outreach to teachers, students, and community members. Though it remains an independent, nonprofit institution, BTI is affiliated with Cornell University and is located on its Ithaca, New York campus.
If you’re excited about plant science and its potential for real societal benefit, consider a position at BTI.