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Postdoctoral Research Scholar with North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC

Type of position Temporary
Employer North Carolina State University
Location Raleigh, NC
Salary $48,000/year
Closing date of competition Until suitable candidate is found
Date position available 08/17/2020
Description of duties The NCSU Weed Biology and Ecology Laboratory studies how weeds respond to disturbance in agricultural and non-agricultural systems. Our approach focuses on integration of ecological and agricultural principles as well as conventional and innovative weed control tools.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Scholar to explore and identify biochemical pathways that can be used to reduce the survival, fitness, and weediness of weed species using new technologies including proteolysis-targeting chimera (PROTAC) and RNAi.

The postdoc will be part of an interdisciplinary group, so the incumbent will have the opportunity to experience how laboratory efforts connect with field conditions and vice-versa. The postdoc will meet frequently with supervisor to discuss best practices in grant writing, manuscript preparation, and mentoring.

The candidate will supervise the work of graduate and undergraduate students and will help to maintain inventories and compliance with university safety regulations. Although the majority of the work will be under laboratory and greenhouse conditions, the postdoc will be expected to participate in field activities with other members of the team.

Qualifications sought 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.

PhD in Agronomy, Crop Science, Plant Biology, Genetics, or Biological Sciences or a related field.

PhD awarded no more than five (5) years from initial date of postdoctoral appointment. Extensive experience in plant transformation, genetics,and physiology.

Strong written and oral communication skills, be self-motivated and possess leadership skills.

Experience with plant transformation techniques, such as ballistic and gene editing (CRISPR-Cas9) is critical.

Experience studying plant growth and behavior under field conditions is desirable.

Capacity to conduct research under field and greenhouse conditions independently. Ability to work in multidisciplinary teams.

Contact for additional information Dr. Ramon Leon (rleon@ncsu.edu)
Application procedure  
Submit what Applicant Requirement Documents: Cover Letter, CV, and Contact Information for Three (3) Professional References.
Submit to https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/134836
Additional Information NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or workatncstate@ncsu.edu. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability- related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

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