Walia Lab

University of Nebraska Lincoln

Ph.D. Position in Abiotic Stress Tolerance at University of Nebraska Lincoln
A postdoctoral position is available in the Walia Lab at University of Nebraska-Lincoln to study abiotic stress tolerance in cereals crops (rice and wheat). Current work focuses on genomic, physiological and biochemical characterization of genes involved in abiotic stress tolerance. The candidate will focus on reproductive development under environmental stresses. Additional opportunities may also be available depending on individual’s research interests. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Plant Biology, Molecular Biology, or Plant Genetics, or a closely related field at the time of hiring. Experience in developmental biology and/or abiotic stress tolerance project is highly desirable. Prior experience with gene expression analysis (RNA-seq, statistical analysis of expression datasets, or real-time PCR), cloning, vector construction, ChIP, transgenic and mutant analysis is highly desirable. Preference will be given to candidates with evidence of publications and strong interest in crop improvement using genetic and functional genomics approaches. Ability to manage large-scale sequencing data is essential. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Interested candidate should apply by email to Dr. Harkamal Walia (hwalia2 at unl dot edu; http://cropstressgenomics.org). The email should include the following: (1) cover letter explaining candidate’s research interests and how they fit with this position, (2) CV, (3) publications, and (4) contact information including phone numbers for 3 references.


If you are interested in applying for a graduate or postdoctoral fellowship I will be happy to work with you to secure funding for joining the program. Please check the following links for opportunities:

NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biology
NSF Graduate Fellowship
NIFA Postdoctoral Fellowship
Beachell-Borlaug International Scholars Program