Research Associate I - Plant Science Res

Knoxville, TN
Apr 09, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Research Associate I - Plant Science Res

Regular Full-time, Marlet Range 08

A full time research associate position is available in the laboratory of Dr. C. Neal Stewart within the Department of Plant Sciences. This position is grant-funded and continued employment is contingent upon funding. The researcher will assist in the improvement of plants through genetic engineering to help address real world challenges in agriculture and the environment. A qualified candidate must be proficient in performing PCR, plasmid DNA isolation, restriction enzyme digestions, gel extractions, yeast transformation, plant transformation, preparation of media and buffers, greenhouse maintenance, and other tasks as needed.  

Lab website:

    •    Masters degree in plant biology, molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, or any other related field or a Bachelors degree and 3+ years experience in relevant lab research. 
    •    Preference will be given to applicants with publications, experience, excellent problem-solving skills, and considerable drive and motivation. 
    •    Further, the position requires excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to work in a highly interdisciplinary team-based environment. 
    •    The applicant must be willing to work in a team environment. 

Interested applicants should apply at and attach 1) a cover letter stating their research experience, interests and possible starting date, 2) their CV, and 3) the names, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three references. 

Job: Research Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-Knoxville
Organization: Plant Science - Res
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Apr 9, 2021, 2:55:49 AM

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