The Department of Biology is currently seeking a highly self-motivated postdoctoral researcher to work in the recently established Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Laboratory starting April 1,2020. This position involves various assignments including original research and development, training students and participation in writing grant proposals to seek funding from state and federal agencies. This is an excellent opportunity to join a brand-new laboratory with a goal of exploring and improving desirable traits in underutilized crops for stress resilience, nutritional quality and health benefit with a significant potential to improve global health and food security. Moreover, the candidate will participate in an ongoing research in the lab including the study of extremophiles for stress resilience traits to overcome the impact of climate change.
The successful candidate is expected to have a solid experience in molecular genetics and biotechnology in model and economically important plants. These include basic molecular biology skills (RT-PCR, qRT-PCR, Dot-blots, Southern and Western), design and construction of single and multigene expression vectors, plant tissue culture, agrobacterium-mediated or biolistic gene transfer methods (preferably monocot transformation), genotyping and phenotyping of transgenic plants under controlled growth chambers, greenhouses or field conditions, knowledge of plant physiology and genomic regulation, plant biochemistry and statistical data analysis. Experience on plant ion channels/transporters and bioinformatic skill is a plus. The candidate is expected to have an excellent interpersonal and communication skills in English and a strong publication record in peer reviewed journals.
PhD in Molecular Biology, Plant Biotechnology and related fields is required, with good understanding of genetic engineering of plants, and at least 1 year “hands on” technical experience in this fields. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. The successful candidate is expected to train and supervise students on proper research techniques and methods related to research.
PhD in Molecular Biology, Plant Biotechnology and related fields, with good understanding of genetic engineering in plants or other organisms, and at least 1 year of “hands on” technical experience in this fields.
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