Postdoctoral Research Scholar

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Posting Details

Posting NumberPG190265PDPosition Number00106755Position TypePost DocFLSAExemptDepartment ID111801 - Entomology and Plant PathologyDepartment111801 - Entomology and Plant PathologyJob City & StateRaleigh, NCPosition Information

Essential Job Duties

A Postdoctoral Research Scholar is required for a highly collaborative DARPA-funded project on gene therapy in maize using insect-vectored viruses. The Postdoc will be responsible for construction of expression constructs, genetic and phenotypic analysis of plants, helping grow and propagate genetic stock in the field, development of techniques for targetted gene replacement and disruption in plant cells using CRISPR/CAS9 based technologies.

Other Work/Responsibilities

The Postdoctoral Research Scholar will be responsible for writing manuscripts for publication and presenting results at scientific conferences.

Work ScheduleMonday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pmDepartment Required Skills
  • Ph.D. in genetics, molecular biology or a related field.
Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education
  • At least 3 year’s experience in lab-based molecular biology.
  • Experience with any of the following is desirable though not required: Plant genetics especially maize, Plant pathology, CRISPR/CAS9 systems, Plant virology.
Required License or Certification


Valid NC Driver's License required?NoCommercial Driver's License Required?NoRecruitment

Anticipated Hiring RangeCommensurate with ExperienceIf you anticipate multiple hires from this search, please indicate how manyJob Open Date09/01/2020Quick Link

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If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you or will you have a PhD in genetics, molecular biology, or a related field by the start date?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Describe your experience, if any, in plant genetics, especially regarding maize, plant pathology, CRISPR/CAS9 systems, and plant virology.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * How did you learn of this opportunity?
    • NCSU Website
    • Job Alert (automated email from our system)
    • NCSU Executive Search Services
    • Other Online Job Board
    • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
    • Job / Career Fair
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Professional Journal
    • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
    • Professional Organization
    • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
    • NCSU Employee Referral
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
    • Other
  4. * If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Contact Information for References
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    Posted: 9/9/2020
    Application Due: 10/21/2020
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