Two postdoctoral positions laboratory of Dr. Howard Judelson at the University of California, Riverside
The positions will be dedicated to studying the regulation of spore development, pathogenesis, and metabolism in oomycete plant pathogens such as Phytophthora and Pythium. The overall goals include characterizing regulatory networks, identifying host and environmental factors that affect oomycete biology, and testing the functions of genes of interest through genetic, cell biology, and/or biochemical approaches. While the projects will mostly involve lab bench experiments, there will also be opportunities to acquire expertise in bioinformatics if desired. The research will leverage transcriptomic and metabolomic data developed by the Judelson lab for several pathosystems, as well as genome-wide databases of transcription factor specificities developed using binding assays.