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Schatz Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Schatz Postdoctoral Fellowship in Tree Biotechnology supports recent Ph.D.s to conduct research for 2 to 3 years in the Schatz Center on the Penn State University Park campus. (NOT CURRENTLY OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS)

The Schatz Postdoctoral Fellowship in Tree Biotechnology in the Schatz Center for Tree Molecular Genetics is located in the Forest Resources Building on the University Park campus of the Pennsylvania State University. The Schatz Postdoctoral Fellowship is for periods of two to three years, with appointments renewed annually.

The Schatz Postdoctoral Fellow conducts innovative research in areas of interest to the Fellow and the Schatz Center, with Dr. John Carlson, Director of the Schatz Center for Tree Molecular Genetics, and collaborators.  Research areas include comparative genomics, functional genomics, biotechnology, and conservation genetics with forest trees.  The Schatz Center is equipped for all aspects of molecular genetics and plant biotechnology.  The Schatz Postdoctoral Fellow also assists the director in supervision of undergraduate researchers and in outreach activities.  Some funds are usually available for new research initiatives, in addition to participation in grant-funded projects.

Requirements: Recent Ph.D. in molecular biology, genetics, or related field, with good communication skills, and strong motivation for high quality publications. Experience in one or more of the following areas is helpful: genomics, bioinformatics, regulation of gene expression, population genetics, tissue culture, and plant transformation. A long term interest in research with trees is highly desirable.

To submit an application or request information please contact Dr. John Carlson. Applications should include a statement of research interests and experience, a current CV, and the names and contact information of three professional references, preferably by e-mail or FAX: 814-865-3725.

Past Schatz Post-doctoral Fellows

2011 - 2014

  • Dongwhan Shim, Pohang University of Science and Technology

2010 - 2013

  • Charles Addo-Quaye, Pennsylvania State University

2010 - 2011

  • Chien-Chih Chen, Pennsylvania State University

2009 - 2010

  • Christopher Frost, University of Georgia

2006 - 2008

  • Teodora Orendovici Best, Pennsylvania State University

2004 - 2006

  • Haiying Liang, SUNY at Syracuse

2003 - 2006

  • Abdoulaye Traore, Pennsylvania State University

2000 - 2001

  • Amy Bonser, Pennsylvania State University

1999 - 2000

  • Zhizou Xing, SUNY at Syracuse

1998 - 1999

  • Biao Xi, Zhe Jiang University, China