Research Assistant in Forest Biotechnology
Position Number: 00107354
Primary Function of Organization Unit: The College of Natural Resources (CNR) at North Carolina State University is a world leader in the sustainable use of natural resources. The college's comprehensive approach to teaching, research and service encompass the many and varied ways in which people's physical, economic and social needs are met through the wise use of natural resources. The Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources has a faculty with a wide variety of strengths in forestry and natural resources management, policy, and economics, environmental technology, fisheries and wildlife, tree improvement, silviculture, forest biotechnology, international forestry, biodiversity, conservation and restoration ecology, and geographic information systems. The Department offers undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees, and has a strong commitment to developing partnerships with communities. Faculty, staff, and students work together with business, industry, government, community groups, and non-government organizations to address a wide range of challenges facing our state and the world. These partnerships facilitate research and discovery, teaching and learning, and outreach and service. Additional information about the department can be found at http://cnr.ncsu.edu/fer The purpose of the Forest Biotechnology Group is to engage in research that promotes innovation in basic science and applies new discoveries and technology to advance practical problems of forest trees. This purpose is implemented through research, scientist training, and technology transfer. Interactions with other research groups, at NC State University and worldwide, contribute to meeting these goals. The research is carried out with support from federal competitive grants and from industries.
Essential Job Duties: The Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources at North Carolina State University invites applicants for a full-time Research Assistant position in the Forest Biotech Group (FBG). The successful candidate is expected to work on one or more of the following research areas: * Conifer somatic embryogenesis and tissue culture. * Genome-editing/novel genetic engineering. * Molecular and genetic regulation of tree growth, development, and stress response. * Engineering of trees for improved phenotypic traits.
Minimum Education/Experience: Bachelor's degree and three (3) or more years of research experience in plant tissue culture.
Department Required Skills: n/a
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: * Experience in plant tissue culture and transformation, tree maintenance in greenhouse, data/sample collection and analysis * Supervise undergraduate and graduate research. * Facilitates preparation of proposals and publications.
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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