The Noble Research Institute, LLC is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to perform research leading to the development of nitrogen-fixing bacterial endophytes of switchgrass, as part of the DOE-funded Center for Bioenergy Innovation. Research will be conducted in the Functional Genomics group under the direction of Dr. Michael Udvardi.
This temporary position is funded through a grant from the US Department of Energy's CBI program. Funding is anticipated to be renewed annually based upon performance and funding availability and is scheduled to end on or before September 30, 2022.
The successful applicant will be responsible for designing and implementation of experiments in the laboratory and/or greenhouse. The primary duties and assignments will be to perform research related to the associative nitrogen fixation by bacterial endophytes of Switchgrass. Other duties of the position will include, but are not limited to, diligent and timely design and implementation of research activities, complete data analysis and interpretation, preparation of manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals and participation in the Institute’s professional development program.
A Ph.D. in Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology or a related field is required. Experience in microbial molecular genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry and/or physiology is highly desirable. Knowledge of bacterial metabolism and/or plant-microbe interactions would be advantageous. Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to work well as part of a team are essential.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 2018-1531
About Noble Research Institute
The Noble Research Institute, LLC is an independent nonprofit agricultural research organization dedicated to delivering solutions to great agricultural challenges. Headquartered in Ardmore, Oklahoma, the Noble Research Institute conducts fundamental, translational and applied research; offers no-cost consultation and education to farmers, ranchers and land managers; operates seven research and demonstration farms; and educates students of all ages about science and agriculture. The Noble Research Institute was founded by Lloyd Noble, an Oklahoma oilman and philanthropist, in 1945 as The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation to advance agriculture and land stewardship. Research at the Noble Research Institute identifies and solves the most pressing and challenging problems facing agriculture through stakeholder consultation, fundamental and applied research, plant breeding, development of optimal forage and cropping systems, and decision-support for producers.