PostDoc in Microbiology of Soil and Plant Associated Microorganisms Institution, Marine Biological Laboratory

Posted 1/7/2019

A postdoctoral position is available in Dr. Loïs Maignien's laboratory and Dr. Hilary Morrison's laboratory in the Josephine Bay Paul Center for Comparative Molecular Biology and Evolution to study rhizosphere microorganisms during plant development. This project uses Brassica rapa as a model organism and will seek to understand how temporal changes in microbial community structure at the taxonomic, genomic and transcriptomic level influence plant growth, physiology and gene expression in a controlled greenhouse system. This research is integrated with a larger collaborative and interdisciplinary project funded by NSF and will involve close interactions with plant science, modelling and bioinformatics partner labs. (

The position is available immediately and is for one year, renewable for a second year depending upon progress. The position is based at MBL in Woods Hole, but the project will give opportunities to spend extended period of time at the University of Brest or in partner labs in Wyoming (Weinig lab) or the University of Chicago. 

To apply: Visit  to submit:

  1. A cover letter describing your research goals and motivation for joining the lab
  2. a CV
  3. a 1-2 page research statement
  4. contact information for three references

Include the name and email of the contact person  Dr. Maignien

Application Deadline: March 1, 2019

Last Updated 01/07/2019