Postdoctoral Research Scholar

NC State University

Raleigh, NC

ID: 7069362
Posted: September 1, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

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.

Minimum Experience/Education
Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate (e.g., M.D., D.V.M., Sc.D.) in appropriate field awarded no more than five (5) years from initial date of postdoctoral appointment.

Departmental Required Skills
Ph.D. in genetics, molecular biology or a related field.
Preferred 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

Special Instructions
Applicant Required Documents: Cover Letter, CV, and Contact Information for References.


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