Post Doc in Poplar Genome Editing

University of Georgia

United States

June 7, 2022


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Position Details

Posting Number G/R17227P

Working Title Post Doc in Poplar Genome Editing Department Warnell-Research About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (https: // www. UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

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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 Duties/Responsibilities

Research report/publication preparation, project development.

Percentage of time 30

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Position Information

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

FLSA Exempt UGA Job Code FTE 1.00 Minimum Qualifications Position Summary

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 https://

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.

Physical Demands

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? No 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) Yes

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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 Recruitment Contact Phone

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