Post Doc Research Scholar

Updated: about 2 months 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 Commensurate with Experience
Position Number 00106423
Work Schedule Monday - Friday / 8am - 5pm (additional hours as needed)
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.00
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 position will be part of a collaborative team using molecular, cellular, and –omics approaches to study plant-virus-vector interactions. The position will work with insect-transmitted 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

Assist with maintenance of virus and insect colonies. Train and mentoring other lab members.

While driving a vehicle is not an essential function of this position, we believe it is necessary to have a valid NC driver’s license to perform the essential functions of the job. This position will need to travel off-site on occasion, alone and must independently be able to travel from location to location without reliance on others or the advanced notice that is often required of alternative means of transportation. Due to limitations in funding, the College cannot afford the high costs that would be required in attaining the services of transportation services such as taxis or car services. Should a viable candidate be identified from the recruitment without a license, which we believe to be necessary, we will engage your office and OIED in considering potential alternative solutions that may emerge from a request for a reasonable accommodation.

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 discipline.
  • Demonstrated experience with experimental design and statistical analysis, molecular biology, handling insect and/or plant viruses.
  • 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 discipline, with an emphasis in Plant Virology/Vector Interactions.
  • Experience with cloning positive stranded RNA plant viruses, construction of full-length infectious clones and mutagenesis of regulatory regions.
Required License or Certification
  • Valid NC driver’s license or the ability to obtain.
Special Instructions

Applicant required documents: Cover Letter that includes timing of availability and a description of how your research interests align with the position description, CV, Contact Information for Three References

Search committee:
Tim Sit –

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 07/25/2017

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