Position Details

Req ID:

req3885

Position Title:

Post Doc Fellow

Position Type:

Adjunct/Temporary Faculty

OSU Campus:

Stillwater

Department:

PLANT & SOIL SCIENCES

Location Address:


3210 Sam Noble Parkway
Ardmore, Oklahoma, 73401
United States

Hiring Supervisor:

 Jeffrey Edwards

Hiring Range:
(Contingent upon available funding):

Commensurate

Work Schedule:

Hours required may include some early mornings, evenings and/or weekends to meet research needs.

Faculty Appt Period:

10/01/2017

Job Summary:

A postdoctoral position is available in Dr. Tadege's laboratory at Oklahoma State University, Institute for Agricultural Biosciences in Ardmore to study the molecular basis of leaf blade development and flowering time in chickpea and sorghum. We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic postdoctoral scientist with experience in WGS-based gene cloning from induced mutants, mutant screening, sequencing data analysis, and sorghum transformation. Ph.D. in Plant Molecular Biology or Biochemistry is required. The position is initially for one year and could be renewed contingent upon performance and funding availability. 

Essential Function: 
The successful incumbent will work on USDA funded project to dissect the molecular basis of leaf blade development and control of flowering time by cloning genes from deletion mutant populations of chickpea and sorghum using WGS approaches. Work involves transformation and testing functionality of candidate genes in sorghum. Candidates must have strong experience in Plant molecular biology techniques, WGS analysis, and sorghum genetic transformation. Candidates proficient in these and related techniques will be given priority. Proficiency in spoken and written English is required. The successful candidate will prepare draft manuscripts for publication in high impact peer reviewed journals and a record of such publications is desired. 

This is an 11-month, non-tenure track faculty position. 
Appointment period is academic year: July 1- May 31 

Hours required may include some early mornings, evenings and/or weekends to meet research needs. 

Post doc appointments are made for a term of one year or less. Reappointment for a total period of not more than three years may be made. 

Periodic field campaigns will require overnight travel. Travel budget provided.  

Special Instructions to Applicants

A resume is required to complete the application process.

Education & Experience

Position Qualifications:

Required:  Ph.D. / Ed.D. in Plant Molecular Biology or Biochemistry 

This position will require experience in WGS-based gene cloning from induced mutants, mutant screening, sequencing data analysis, and sorghum transformation. The applicant must have experience teaching undergraduate and graduate-level classes, as well as experience with mentoring undergraduates in independent research.  

Outdoor working conditions could include temperature extremes.  

Valid driver's license  

Fluency in English 

Ph.D. / Ed.D.  

 

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