Postdoctoral Research Scholar Position in Plant Cell Biology
North Carolina State University
April 1, 2019
Raleigh, North Carolina
Full Time - Experienced
Area of Focus:
Cell Biology, Synthetic Biology
A postdoctoral research scholar position is available immediately in the Rojas-Pierce laboratory at North Carolina State University. The position is funded by an NSF EAGER grant. The main responsibility of this position is to design, test and optimize the first plant-compatible inducible degron tool for inactivation of protein targets in plants. This system will enable the characterization of plant essential proteins even for studies of highly dynamic processes such as endomembrane trafficking.
NCSU has state-of the art facilities for microscopy, proteomics and plant growth and a vibrant community of plant scientists spanning from the fundamental to the applied. We are located at the Research Triangle Park with ties to local plant biotech companies.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in plant biology, molecular biology, genetics, or a related discipline. Experience in plant genetics, protein biochemistry, molecular cloning, plant transformation and light microscopy are essential. Evidence of research productivity in the form of high impact publications are important and documented experience with confocal microscopy in plants is highly desirable. The successful candidate should be extremely productive, able to work independently and highly motivated. The appointment is on an annual basis and renewable for up to two years (depending upon satisfactory performance and availability of funding).
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