Post-Doctoral Fellow - Plant Ion Transporters/Channels
Functional Title Post-Doctoral Fellow - Plant Ion Transporters/Channels
Position Type Post-docs
The Department of Biology is currently seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to work in the recently established Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Laboratory starting from Spring 2019. This position involves various assignments including original research and development, training students and participation in writing grant proposals to seek funding from state and federal agencies. This is an excellent opportunity to join a brand-new laboratory with a goal of exploring and improving desirable traits in underutilized crops for stress resilience, nutritional quality and health benefit with a significant potential to improve global health and food security. Moreover, the candidate will participate in an ongoing research in the lab including the study of extremophiles for stress resilience traits to overcome the impact of climate change. The successful candidate is expected to have a solid experience in molecular genetics and biotechnology in model and economically important plants including monocots. These include basic molecular biology skills (RT-PCR, qRT-PCR, Dot-blots, Southern and Western blots), design and construction of single and multigene expression vectors, plant tissue culture, agrobacterium-mediated or biolistic gene transfer methods (preferably monocot transformation), genotyping and phenotyping of transgenic plants under controlled growth chambers, greenhouses or field conditions, knowledge of plant physiology and genomic regulation, plant biochemistry and statistical data analysis. Experience on plant ion transporters is a plus. The candidate is expected to have an excellent interpersonal and communication skills in English and a strong publication record in peer reviewed journals.
PhD in Molecular Biology, Plant Biotechnology and related fields, with good understanding of genetic engineering in plants or other organisms, and at least 2 years "hands on" technical experience in this fields.
Solid experience on plant ion transporters, preferably, monocots.
Recruitment Range Commensurate with experience
Org #-Department Biology - 12204
Job Open Date 12/05/2018
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Type of Appointment Time Limited
Number of Months per Year 12
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