Posting Number PG191463EP
Internal Recruitment No
Working Title Research Scholar
Anticipated Hiring Range $56,000-$60,000
Work Schedule Monday - Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Job Location Kannapolis, NC
Department Kannapolis Research
About the Department
The NC State University Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) is an
established Institute located on the NC Research Campus in Kannapolis, NC. The
NC Research Campus was created to have all aspects of human health and
nutrition in one place complimented by multiple state and private entities
providing the academic and research resources. The PHHI currently houses
researchers and staff from various departments within CALS.
Essential Job Duties
Dr. Iorizzo's lab at NC State University's Plants for Human Health Institute
is looking for a highly motivated Research Scholar that will design, and
perform advanced genetic/genomic research studies with an emphasis on quality
and health-protective traits, including enhanced texture, size, chemical
composition, concentrations and profiles of phytoactive compounds.
Primary duties of the research scholar include, but are not limited to the
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.
Coordinating and/or conducting multiple, concurrent assignments or a
multi-faceted project, including the development of independent research
Writing of publications, preparation of technical reports, manuscripts,
and presentations, as well as contributing on grant proposal development
to support research funding initiatives.
Assisting/participating in PHHI and University-sponsored programs.
Assisting in the training and mentoring of post-doc, undergraduate, and
graduate students. Crops of interest in this project will include
blueberry and carrot.
Overseeing phenotyping, data collection, and genetic analysis.
Responsibility will include: coordinating/perform sample collection,
processing, data analysis, and data interpretation.
Perform statistical analysis to validate the data, correlate metabolic
profile and agronomic traits, extract and analyze high-throughput
molecular marker data (SNPs), perform QTL mapping and Genome Wide
Association Analysis in diploid and polyploidy species and integrate the
results with genomic data to identify candidate genes underlying the trait
Provide support to the peers and collaborative partners and other
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Education and Experience
Ph.D. in plant breeding and genetics or related field.
Other Required Qualifications
Strong background in quantitative genetics, (QTL and GWAS), QTL
interaction and prediction analysis, in diploid and polyploid plants is
Must be familiar with high-throughput genotyping technologies, and QTL.
Experience in population genetic analysis (e.g. phylogenetic, PCA,
structure, nucleotide diversity) and linkage map construction.
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
Familiar with molecular biology techniques (DNA, RNA extraction, PCR).
Must demonstrate the ability to work independently and creatively.
Must have good communications skills, and be able to articulate clearly
the scientific and technical needs in the field, as well as set clear
goals, and work within an interdisciplinary team setting.
Ability to develop and publish manuscripts, grant proposals, and present
Must have a strong motivation and proficiency for publications.
At least 3 years of relevant quantitative genetic experience.
Experience in integrating quantitative genetic data and whole-genome data
for candidate genes identification.
Experience in RNAseq data analysis.
Required License(s) or Certification(s)
Valid NC Driver's License required No
Commercial Driver's License required No
Job Open Date 01/14/2022
Anticipated Close Date Open until filled.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please attach a Cover Letter, CV, and contact information for three (3)
Position Number 00109037
Position Type EHRA Non-Faculty
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week) 1.0
Appointment 12 Month Recurring
Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather
Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events Mandatory - Medical Emergencies
Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No
Department ID 110308 - Kannapolis Research
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.
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(Open Ended Question)
Do you, or will you have, a Ph.D. in plant breeding and genetics or related field with at least 3 years of experience by time of hire?
Briefly please describe your experience with phenotyping, data collection, and genetic analysis.
(Open Ended Question)
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