Posting Number G/R17227P
Working Title Post Doc in Poplar Genome Editing
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About the College/Unit/Department
Employment Type Employee
Additional Schedule Information
Anticipated Start Date 08/01/2022
Posting Date 05/03/2022
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
Location of Vacancy Athens Area
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Please approximate the percentage of time spent on each task (out of 100%)
during a typical work week. List these tasks in order of importance, with the
most critical task coming first. Do not list more than 6 entries – do not go
below 5% time per assigned duty.
Genome editing and transgenic characterization.
Percentage of time 70
Research report/publication preparation, project development.
Percentage of time 30
Minimum Qualifications should list both the minimum degree and the field which
the degree must be earned. If prior work experience is required, the posting
should list both the job in which the experience must be gained, and the
minimum duration that will be accepted.
Classification Title Post-Doctoral Associate AD
UGA Job Code
A Postdoctoral Research Associate position focusing on Populus genome editing
is available in the laboratory of CJ Tsai at the University of Georgia. This
full-time position is affiliated with the Center for Bioenergy Innovation, a
DOE-funded multi-institutional bioenergy center. We are seeking a highly
motivated individual with strong background and experience in molecular
genetics and synthetic biology, evidenced by relevant peer-reviewed
publications. The incumbent will have opportunities to participate in
different aspects of CRISPR research, from tool development to trait
engineering. The individual will also gain experience in mentoring
undergraduate and graduate students. For some of our recent work, see PMID:
32139476 and 35298644. For more information about the lab, visit
Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position
PhD in plant molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, or related fields,
with hands-on experience in genome editing and metabolic engineering
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
Background and experience in molecular genetics and synthetic biology,
evidenced by relevant peer-reviewed publications. Excellent communication
skills and the ability to coordinate among project team members and external
collaborators are necessary.
Sit for long periods of time and lift 20 pounds. This position includes some
work with hazardous chemicals. Driving to perform job related duties.
Is this a Position of Trust? Yes
Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?
Does this position require a P-Card? No
Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No
Is driving a requirement of this position? Yes
Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age
of 18 or direct patient care? No
Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security,
personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)
For questions concerning this position or recruitment progression, please
refer to the Recruitment Contact listed below.
Recruitment Contact Name C J Tsai
Recruitment Contact Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Recruitment Contact Phone
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