Post Doc Research Scholar

Position Number: 00106325

Essential Job Duties: In response to stress, plants produce a wide variety of different chemicals, including volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in temporally, qualitatively and quantitatively complex patterns. The primary responsibilities of the position is to conduct independent research developing and using novel sensitive and selective sensors for the detection and identification of volatile compounds emitted by plants subjected to biotic and abiotic stress. In conjunction with engineers, the PD researcher will develop a plant system to collect and analyze patterns of VOC response from plants subjected to stress conditions, and correlate response patterns to expected underlying plant physiological defense mechanisms. The PD researcher will be part of a team and will be expected to communicate with engineers and plant /microbial scientists on a regular basis.

Minimum Education/Experience:

Department Required Skills: * PhD in Plant Sciences or related discipline. * Experience in any of the following areas: biochemistry, molecular biology, plant-microbe/pest interactions, and or chemical engineering. * Knowledge of plant biochemistry, host-pathogen/pest interactions.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: * Extensive lab experience and training working with plants and plant biochemistry. * Knowledge and working experience with instrumentation for analysis of organic metabolites.

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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