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

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Department: 111801 - Entomology and Plant Pathology

Location: Raleigh, NC

Essential Job Duties:

A Postdoctoral Research Scholar is required for a highly collaborative DARPA-funded project on gene therapy in maize using insect-vectored viruses. The Postdoc will be responsible for construction of expression constructs, genetic and phenotypic analysis of plants, helping grow and propagate genetic stock in the field, development of techniques for targetted gene replacement and disruption in plant cells using CRISPR/CAS9 based technologies.

Other Work/Responsibilities:

The Postdoctoral Research Scholar will be responsible for writing manuscripts for publication and presenting results at scientific conferences.

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.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in genetics, molecular biology or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least 3 year’s experience in lab-based molecular biology.

  • Experience with any of the following is desirable though not required: Plant genetics especially maize, Plant pathology, CRISPR/CAS9 systems, Plant virology.

Required license or certification:


Position Number: 00106755

AA/EEO Statement:

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 Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

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