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Fellow (Post Doc)

Company: Kansas State University Foundation
Location: Manhattan
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

About This Role:

The Nouri lab in the Department of Plant Pathology is seeking a Fellow (Post-Doc) to contribute to an active research program investigating plant and insect-specific viruses, particularly virus-vector and virus-plant interactions. This position will study the biology and molecular biology of insect-specific viruses and vector-borne plant viruses and their interactions with their hosts (plant and insect). Specific duties include:

  • Independently designing and conducting research experiments to study the biology and molecular biology of insect-specific viruses and their interactions with the insect host/vector, as well as the mechanism of viral tolerance of wheat relatives and wheat viruses. Experiments will take place in lab, greenhouse, and growth-chamber environments.
  • Experiments will require advanced laboratory skills in molecular sequencing, molecular biology, and bioinformatics. Specifically RNA isolation and analysis, advanced PCR techniques, gene cloning, yeast two-hybrid screening, northern and western blot analysis, RNA- seq library preparation, transcriptome, small RNA deep sequencing and RNA-seq data analysis, and traditional virology techniques such as viron purification, RNA/DNA work, protein expression, and purification.
  • Prepare scientific manuscripts, reporting research methodology, results, and interpretations
  • Present research findings in scientific meetings
  • Supervise undergraduate students involved in the research projects.

Why Join Us:

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off - vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit: https://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You'll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in virology, vector biology, or plant pathology

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experiments will require advanced laboratory skills in molecular sequencing, molecular biology, and bioinformatics. Specifically RNA isolation and analysis, advanced PCR techniques, gene cloning, yeast two-hybrid screening, northern and western blot analysis, RNA- seq library preparation, transcriptome, small RNA deep sequencing and RNA-seq data analysis, and traditional virology techniques such as viron purification, RNA/DNA work, protein expression, and purification. Previous experience working with plants and insects and practical experience with the above techniques.
  • Self-directed in research planning and execution

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Contact information for three professional references

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled. For best consideration, apply by May 2, 2021.

Anticipated Hiring Salary:

$48,000

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

Advertised: Apr 17, 2021 Central Daylight Time

Applications close:

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