Research Scholar

North Carolina State University

United States

December 24, 2021


Posting Details Posting Number PG190586PD

Position Number 00108960 Position Type Post Doc FLSA Exempt

Department ID 110308 - Kannapolis Research

Department 110308 - Kannapolis Research Job City & State Kannapolic, NC

Position Information

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 publications.

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.

Other Work/Responsibilities

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 diverse disciplines.
  • 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

    Recruitment 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: //


    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 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.

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