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Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, Knoxville, TN

The Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology is searching for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to conduct research in insect physiology.

The successful candidate will be expected to work under the supervision of the laboratory leader on a project to develop insecticidal technologies against fall armyworm. The candidate will be expected to maintain detailed notebooks, curate and analyze data, organize and present progress reports to funding groups, and lead manuscript preparation to publish the results from the work.  Participation in alternative collaborative research projects is also possible and encouraged.


    Ph.D. in Entomology or a related disciplineDemonstrated expertise with development and performance of insect bioassays, molecular biology (DNA and RNA purification, PCR, electrophoresis, cloning), gene silencing/expression and histology.Applicants should excel in establishing and maintaining precise records and maintain good laboratory practices and procedures.  Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work well in a collaborative research environment are essentialSuccessful candidate will be required to undergo mandatory safety training to work with radioactive and biological materials. Publication record will be considered.Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.
Requested Documents:

  • Candidates must apply online at: Please provide a letter of interest, a complete CV with recent publications, and the names and contact information for two references.
  • This is a regular full-time position with benefits dependent on future available funding. This is a contract/grant funded position.
  • Salary range $36-$42k commensurate with experience, successful manuscript publication and grantsmanship.

Job: Research Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Entomology & Plant Path - Res
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Jun 9, 2022, 3:13:29 PM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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