Postdoctoral Position in plant-mycorrhizal-saprotroph interactions and biogeochemistry: USA

The Bhatnagar Lab of Microbial Ecology ( is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral scholar to study the molecular mechanisms of plant-mycorrhizal-decomposer interactions and impacts on terrestrial biogeochemistry. This postdoctoral position will help set up experimental greenhouse studies with ectomycorrhizal fungi and pine seedlings, coordinate plant trait measurements, and coordinate sampling and preservation of greenhouse soils for biogeochemical and amplicon sequencing analyses. The postdoctoral researcher would also be responsible for preparing publications and presentations for the project, with the PIs as co-authors. The position is based in the Bhatnagar Lab at Boston University, with opportunities to travel to collaborating labs at Duke University, University of Florida, and West Virginia University. Starting salary for the position is 50K USD with start date of October 1, 2019 (flexible). Interested candidates should have a PhD in a related field and a demonstrated record of publication. Candidates with experience with plant-mycorrhizal interactions, functional and taxonomic characterization of microbial communities (metabarcoding), or biogeochemistry are encouraged to apply.

To apply, send a single PDF that includes a 1-page cover letter explaining research interests and experience, a CV, and listing three potential references. Applications or inquiries should be directed to with the subject line “Plant-EMF-SAP postdoc”.

Bhatnagar Lab of Microbial Ecology
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