Post Doc Research Scholar

Updated: 20 days ago
Location: Raleigh, NORTH CAROLINA
Deadline: 25 Jul 2017
Vacancy Type Post Doc
Is Internal Transfer Only No
Time-Limited Appointment Length No
If Yes, Appointment Length
Working Title Post Doc Research Scholar
Anticipated Hiring Range $48,000
Position Number 00106420
Work Schedule As research dictates
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.0
Department 111801 - Entomology and Plant Pathology
Department 111801 - Entomology and Plant Pathology
Job City & State Raleigh, NC
Essential Job Duties

The Post Doc Research Scholar will be part of a collaborative team using molecular, cellular, and –omics approaches to study plant-virus-vector interactions. The position will work with leafhopper and planthopper-borne viruses. Initial work will focus on characterizing the basic biology of the virus-vector interaction and these findings will lead to research aimed at understanding the molecular basis of virus transmission by vectors. The Post Doc Scholar will also mentor and manage undergraduate researchers.

Other Work/Responsibilities

Assisting with maintenance of virus and insect colonies. Training and mentoring other lab members.

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 Entomology, Plant Pathology, or related field.
  • Demonstrated experience with experimental design and statistical analysis, molecular biology, protein biochemistry, handling insects or plant viruses, and bioinformatics.
  • Independent researcher with excellent scientific and writing skills.
  • Mentoring experience or a desire to mentor undergraduate researchers is an important component of this position.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
  • Ph.D. in Entomology, Plant Pathology, or related field, with an emphasis in Plant Virology/Vector Interactions.
  • Experience with insect transmission of plant viruses and insect cell culture.
  • Demonstrated experience with analysis of next-generation sequencing.
  • Experience with confocal microscopy of insect and/or plant tissue.
Required License or Certification


Special Instructions

Applicant required documents: Cover Letter, CV, Contact Information for References

Search committee:
Anna Whitfield –

Job Open Date 07/12/2017
Must Be Open Until
Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting applications but may close at any time.
Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No
Proposed Hire Date 07/24/2017

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