Postdoctoral Research Associate in Cotton Fiber Functional Genomics
North Carolina State University
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
Type: Full Time
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Area of Focus:
Applied Plant Biology
Internal Number: 00110078
A postdoctoral research associate position in cotton fiber functional genomics is available to start by early fall 2023. The position is in the laboratory of Dr. Candace Haigler ([email protected]), Professor, within the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. The overall aim of the project is to use the tools of molecular and cellular biology to test how processes and variations in cotton fiber morphogenesis impact the mature fiber qualities of importance to the textile industry.
North Carolina State is a Research 1 University within the dynamic Research Triangle Park area. A vigorous plant science community exists here and in neighboring universities and corporations.
The successful candidate will have evidence of competencies throughout the experimental pipeline, including: generating hypotheses and making experimental plans; growing plants; making constructs for genetic manipulation of plants; comparing phenotypes in wild type and genetically altered fibers; analyzing data; and writing research reports and publications. The person hired will have: a fully awarded PhD degree; one or more published, peer-reviewed, research articles related to the job description; excellent English oral and written communication skills; and ability to work with local and remote collaborators in a constructive and productive manner. See the job description at the Application Link: https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/182991 for other details.
North Carolina 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.
The Department of Crop and Soil Sciences is part of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences within North Carolina State University, a land-grant university located in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. The Department of Crop and Soil Sciences encompasses diverse disciplines in research extension and teaching. The department’s mission is to develop future leaders in crop, soil and environmental sciences, improve crop plants and products, devise effective and sustainable crop production systems, devise effective and sustainable soil management techniques in both agriculture and urban settings; and disseminate crop, soil, and environmental science knowledge for the benefit of users and producers of food, feed turf, biofuels and fiber in North Carolina, the nation and the world.