Post Doc Research Scholar

Updated: 1 day ago
Location: Kannapolis, 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 Commensurate with Experience
Position Number 00106419
Work Schedule Monday - Friday / 8am - 5pm (additional hours as needed)
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.00
Department 110308 - Kannapolis Research
Department 110308 - Kannapolis Research
Job City & State Kannapolis, NC
Essential Job Duties

The Plants for Human Health Institute is seeking a highly motivated and talented scientist with solid lab skills in Arabidopsis genetics and epigenetics to fill an NSF-funded postdoctoral position to study the mechanism of genomic imprinting regulated by active DNA demethylation in Arabidopsis. The focus of this project is to use a combination of molecular biology, genetic, genomic, and bioinformatic approaches to study how DEMETER DNA glycosylase is recruited to its target sites for demethylation. The position will function as an independent researcher actively advancing the goals of the project.

Other Work/Responsibilities

Assist in mentoring graduate students and undergraduate students. Complete standard laboratory duties.

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 molecular genetics, developmental biology, or related fields with solid experimental skills.
  • Strong background in protein interaction assays, genomic analyses (ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, BS-seq), or protein biochemistry assays.
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills, both verbally and written.
  • Experience of contributing to the writing of research publications, grant applications, and research progress reports..
  • Skills in areas such as plasmid cloning, confocal microscopy, image analysis, Arabidopsis transformation, basic plant care.
  • Motivated to work in a collaborative team environment towards generating excellent scientific outputs.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
  • 3 years of postdoctoral experience and at least 5 years of relevant laboratory experience.
  • Experienced in training and supervising graduate and undergraduate research.
Required License or Certification


Special Instructions

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

Search committee:
Tzung Fu Hsieh (
Tara Vogelien (
Mary Ann LIla (

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 08/01/2017

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