Postdoctoral Research Scholar - Plant and Microbial Biology

North Carolina State University

United States

November 7, 2021

Description

Posting Details Posting Number PG190544PD

Position Number 00108840 Position Type Post Doc FLSA Exempt

Department ID 110801 - Plant & Microbial Biology

Department 110801 - Plant & Microbial Biology Job City & State Raleigh, NC

Position Information

Essential Job Duties

The Hawkes Lab has an opening for a Postdoctoral Research Scholar to work on the role of the foliar microbiome in wheat resilience. The research addresses ecological and biological mechanisms underlying wheat-microbe interactions. Specific responsibilities will include: (1) field sampling of wheat from stands across NC, (2) isolation, maintenance, and characterization of microbes from wheat, (3) functional tests of the wheat microbiome in greenhouse experiments, (4) library preps for sample metagenomics and isolate genome sequencing, (5) bioinformatic and statistical analysis of data, and (6) manuscript writing and presentations based on results. The postdoc will also have the opportunity to develop projects in their area of expertise. This is a collaborative project and the postdoc will also work with the Brown-Guedira and Sozzani labs at NCSU, as well as with collaborators in Denmark and the Netherlands.

Other Work/Responsibilities

The postdoc will also be expected to participate in general lab activities related to the project, including ordering supplies, cleaning and sterilizing equipment, organizing waste disposal, recording activities in paper and electronic notebooks, and mentoring undergraduates.

Work Schedule 40 hrs/Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm (as research requires)

Department Required Skills

  • Ph.D. in an appropriate field (e.g., plant biology, microbiology, ecology, molecular biology, soil science) awarded no more than 5 years from the initial date of postdoctoral appointment.
  • The candidate should also have excellent record-keeping, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills, a robust sense of ethics and integrity, the ability to multi-task and work independently, and the ability to work as part of a team that includes diverse people from different cultures.
  • Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education

  • Evidence of prior successful development of collaborative research projects and publication of results.
  • At least 2 years experience with plant microbiomes, molecular methods, and sequence data analysis. Proficient verbal and written communication
  • Required License or Certification

    Valid NC Driver's License or the ability to obtain one within 60 days of hire.

    The position will need to drive to various research field sites.

    Valid NC Driver's License required? Yes Commercial Driver's License Required? No

    Recruitment Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate with Experience

    If you anticipate multiple hires from this search, please indicate how many

    Job Open Date 10/07/2021 Quick Link https: // jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/150957

    AA/EEO

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

    Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

    NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Do you have, or will you have by the start date, a Ph.D. in an appropriate field (e.g., plant biology, microbiology, ecology, molecular biology, soil science) awarded no more than 5 years from the initial date of postdoctoral appointment?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have two (2) or more years of experience with plant microbiomes, molecular methods, and sequence data analysis?
  • Yes
  • No
  • How did you learn of this opportunity?
  • NCSU Website
  • NCSU Executive Search Services
  • Monster.com
  • CareerBuilder.com
  • InsideHigherEd.com
  • Other Online Job Board
  • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
  • Job / Career Fair
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education
  • HERC
  • Professional Journal
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  • Professional Organization
  • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
  • NCSU Employee Referral
  • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
  • Other
  • If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.
  • (Open Ended Question)

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact Information for References
  • Optional Documents

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