Post Doc Research Scholar

Feb 21, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Number: 00106156

Essential Job Duties: The Post Doc Research Scholar will investigate the reproductive potential of honey bee queens and how it affects colony health and productivity. The project addresses multiple aspects of bee biology, genetics, and apiculture. The position will also be expected to promote, advertise, and disseminate information about the NC State Queen & Disease Clinic and be in charge of generating data, reports, and communication with clientele groups. Training of graduate and undergraduate students is also expected by this position.

Minimum Education/Experience:

Department Required Skills: * PhD in Entomology, Biology, or related field. * Duties and techniques include DNA/RNA extractions, PCR reactions, disease identification and quantification, quantitative RT-PCR, insect dissection, and cell staining.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: * Experience with honey bee research a must, with a background in molecular genetic techniques. * 3+ years of working with honey bees, knowledge of apiculture and queen rearing.

Necessary Licenses and Certifications: * Valid NC driver's license.

AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at "":http// Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

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