Posting Number PG190586PD
Position Number 00108960
Position Type Post Doc
Department ID 110308 - Kannapolis Research
Department 110308 - Kannapolis Research
Job City & State Kannapolic, NC
Essential Job Duties
Dr. Iorizzo lab at NCSU is looking for a highly motivated post-doc that will
lead a pioneering project aiming at using NGS (Illumina and PacBio) to
develop a local pan-genome spanning QTL regions associated with quality-
related traits (color, bioactive content and profile, chemical composition),
with the ultimate goal to identify candidate mutation controlling trait of
interest. The candidate must have a strong motivation and proficiency for
The position will work as part of a laboratory team, will interact closely
with collaborating laboratories, and must be able to coordinate activities and
reports within a diverse team of individuals. The position will be responsible
for writing publications and preparing presentations, contributing with the
preparation of technical reports, as well as contributing on grant proposal
development to support research funding initiatives. The position will
assist/participate in PHHI and University-sponsored programs. The position
will also assist in the training and mentoring undergraduate and graduate
students. Crops of interest in this project will include blueberry and carrot.
This position is located in Kannapolis, NC.
The position will be responsible for coordinating/performing sample
collection, phenotyping, processing, data analysis, and data interpretation.
Tasks will include sample collection, phenotyping, DNA/RNA extraction,
bioinformatic analysis including sequence assembly, annotation, comparative
analysis, SNP and SV analysis, and Genome Wide Association Analysis. The
ultimate goal will be to identify candidate genes/candidate mutations
underlying the trait of interest.
Work Schedule Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm
Department Required Skills
Ph.D. in Plant Breeding and Genetics, Plant Biology, Biological Science
with demonstrated experience in quantitative genetics, bioinformatics, and
biochemistry, or related field.
Strong background in analysis of next-generation sequencing including
short and long reads technology, comparative genome or pan-genome
construction and analysis.
Familiar with molecular biology techniques (DNA, RNA extraction, PCR),
preparation of library for DNA/RNA sequencing.
Background in quantitative genetics, (GWAS) in diploid plants.
Familiar with NGS and high-throughput genotyping technologies and
identification of candidate genes/mutation affecting traits of interest.
Experience in population genetic analysis (e.g. phylogenetic, PCA,
structure, nucleotide diversity).
Proficiency to publish findings in well-recognized peer-reviewed journals.
Ability to manage more than one project in a rapid and smooth manner while
being able to interact and communicate with research personnel from
Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education
Experience in integrating quantitative genetic data and whole-genome data
for candidate genes identification.
At least 3 years of relevant quantitative genetic experience.
Experience in RNAseq data analysis.
Required License or Certification
Valid NC Driver's License required? No
Commercial Driver's License Required? No
Anticipated Hiring Range $50,000-$54,000
If you anticipate multiple hires from this search, please indicate how many
Job Open Date 11/23/2021
Quick Link https: // jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/153354
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