Post-Doctoral Research Associate - Entomology & Plant Pathology

Knoxville, TN
Jun 10, 2021
Position Type
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Post-Doctoral Research Associate - Entomology & Plant Pathology

Regular Full-time, Pay Grade 00

The Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology is searching for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to conduct research focused on the characterization of insecticidal gene silencing processes and the development of novel tools related to RNA interference (RNAi). Conduct independent research in the field, greenhouse, and laboratory settings

Expectations: Design and perform research plan under the supervision of Dr. Jurat-Fuentes, keep current and organized research records, data archival and preparation of reports, presentation of research data at professional and progress meetings, and preparation of data and manuscripts for publication in appropriate peer-reviewed journals.


  • Ph.D. in Entomology or Zoology
  • Experience with cell culture, cloning and expression of recombinant proteins, histology.
  • Experience with insects and RNAi highly desirable
  • Good command of qualitative and quantitative methods used in agricultural research
  • Conscience etiquette for working chemical safety
  • Superior English  writing and speaking communication skills required
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States
Requested Documents:

Submit a letter of application addressing the above qualifications, current resume or CV, transcripts, published manuscript, and 3 professional work references with application.

This is a regular full time position with benefits dependent on available funding.

Salary Range: $36-60k commensurate with experience, successful manuscript publication and grantsmanship.

Location:  The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee.

Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Jurat-Fuentes at [email protected] 865-974-5931

Applications should be submitted to

Job: Research Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-Knoxville
Organization: Entomology & Plant Path - Res
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Jun 8, 2021, 8:57:47 AM

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