Join the Russo Lab! Current Research Opportunities

Postdoctoral Research Position in Plant-Microbe Interactions

A postdoctoral research position is available in plant-microbe-soil interactions in the Russo lab in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln ( The position is part of a multi-PI NSF-funded project ( investigating plant-microbe rhizosphere interactions in natural grassland and agricultural systems. The postdoctoral fellow will work collaboratively with other project investigators on multi-disciplinary field, greenhouse, and lab-based research to identify how microbial community structure and function influence plant phenotypes using stable-isotope probing, metagenomics, and proteomics and will also have the opportunity to develop independent projects.

Qualified candidates will be creative, independent, and motivated scientists and have a PhD and a demonstrated track-record of scientific publication in the following or related areas: plant ecology, plant physiology, community or ecosystem ecology, bioinformatics or -omics approaches. Interested candidates should send a single PDF document with a cover letter explaining their interests and experience and a CV listing the names and contact information for three references to Dr. Sabrina Russo ( with the subject line, “Postdoctoral Position”. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

UNL has excellent research facilities and an interactive scientific community. The position offers a competitive salary, benefits, and career development opportunities for postdocs ( Lincoln is a safe city boasting an outstanding quality of life that includes a vibrant downtown with lively music and art scenes, over 120 parks and 130 miles of bike trails, plus a low cost of living. UNL is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers. See the further information here.

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