Opportunities in the Baum Lab


Graduate students in our lab can obtain a degree in Plant Pathology or an interdepartmental degree in the Genetics, Plant Biology, or Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology programs.  For more information on individual programs, follow the links above.  For information on the Iowa State University Graduate College, follow this link.

Potential graduate students are encouraged to contact Dr. Thomas Baum for more information.

As of September 28, 2021, The Baum lab has a Post Doctoral Research Associate position available in our lab.   Please see the full description, as well as details to apply, in the following link.   Posting closes on October 28, 2021.


Briefly, the postdoctoral scientist will conduct research on the mechanisms of pathogenicity/virulence of plant-parasitic nematodes in the laboratory of Dr. Thomas Baum in the Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology. The postdoc is expected to work productively in a collaborative team environment, design and execute experiments, analyze and interpret data, review and keep up-to-date on relevant scientific literature, prepare presentations and manuscripts, assist the PI with reports and the writing of grant proposals, assist other laboratory members and graduate students and supervise an undergraduate research assistant.

This position is one-year with the potential to be renewed additional years based on satisfactory performance.