Research Associate

May 02, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Number: 00065287

Primary Function of Organization Unit: Since 1901, the faculty, staff and students of the Department of Horticultural Science have been providing innovative teaching, research and outreach to the citizens of North Carolina, the nation, and the world. Our research and extension programs are recognized worldwide for their contributions to applied horticultural production and to discovery science. We generate and extend knowledge about fruits, vegetables, ornamental plants, and landscape design for the purpose of increasing food security and food safety, sustaining the environment, enhancing economic vitality, and improving the quality of life for individuals and their communities.

Essential Job Duties: The Research Associate position will engage in original research in the area of genomic resources associated with bacterial speck resistance. The position will utilize genomic resources in tomato breeding and develop novel genetic markers associated with bacterial speck and its utilization in tomato breeding. The position will develop genomic resources associated with bacterial speck resistance while utilize genomic resources in tomato breeding. The position will analyze, summarize, and present research data results in scientific publications, present research findings at meetings and conferences. The position must remain abreast with the scientific progress in tomato genomic resources and perform the necessary novel experiments to stay ahead of the research.

Minimum Education/Experience: * Master's degree in genetics, molecular genetics, plant molecular biology, plant breeding, plant pathology or a closely related discipline.

Department Required Skills: * Experience in the following areas; plant-microbe interaction, molecular markers analysis, molecular biology techniques such as DNA/RNA analysis, QTL mapping and fine mapping.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: * PhD in genetics, molecular genetics, plant molecular biology, plant breeding, plant pathology or a closely related discipline. * Experience in molecular resistance breeding and plant pathology. * Strong publication record, organizational skills and the ability to work collaboratively with various research groups are essential. * Experience working in tomato systems.

Necessary Licenses and Certifications: * A valid drivers license is required for travel. NC drivers license required within 60 days of hire and must be maintained.

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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