Research Associate (Post Doc)

Position Number: 00106205

Essential Job Duties: The individual will be part of a tobacco breeding, genetics, and biotechnology research program with primary objective of identifying, cloning, and investigating the roles of specific genes involved in soil-borne disease resistance in the tobacco plant. The individual will be responsible for specific laboratory-based research projects that may involve generation and interpretation of next generation sequence data, high-throughput DNA marker genotyping, generation of transgenic tobacco plants, and gene editing. Occasionally, the employee may also be involved in management of field, greenhouse, and growth chamber experiments and in the collection of data from such experiments. Postdoc will also be responsible for writing grants proposals, publications and presenting on those at research conferences.

Minimum Education/Experience:

Department Required Skills: Ph.D. in Plant Biology, Molecular Plant Pathology, Crop Science, Genetics, Biochemistry, Agronomy, Horticulture, Botany, or a related field is required. The applicant should have prior experience or strong interest in conducting applied plant genetics research in a laboratory setting. Ability to communicate with personnel in cooperating research programs will be important.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: Desired skills include the ability to produce, process, and analyze next generation sequence data; prior experience in gene cloning, creation of T-DNA constructs, plant tissue culture, and management of transgenic plants; and previous experience in gene editing in plants.

Necessary Licenses and Certifications: N/A

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.

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