Postdoctoral Research Associate
Texas A&M AgriLife - College Station, TX

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Hiring Unit

Institute for Plant Genomics and Biotechnology

NOV Number

06673

Job Type

Full-Time

Salary

Commensurate

Pay Basis

Monthly

Budgeted?

Budgeted - with benefits

Position open to internal candidates only?

No

Location

College Station/Bryan

District (required for AgriLife Extension County Programs Positions only)

County (required for AgriLife Extension County Programs Positions only)

Major/Essential Duties of Job

Generation of Plant transformation constructs, plant transformations including cotton, biochemical analyses including terpenoids, physiological, molecular and genetic analyses of transgenic plants, disease-resistance analyses, Recombinant DNA manipulations (may require use of radioactive methods), training of other personnel in these techniques, and testing of transgenic plants under field conditions. Preparing media, autoclaving, greenhouse and field work (may require heavy lifting), ordering supplies and cleaning glassware. Preparing reports, writing and publishing papers in scientific journals. Disposing of biohazardous material, chemicals, and transgenic material. Ensuring safe and efficient working conditions exist and safety procedures are followed. Operating a motor vehicle.

Occasional Duties

Other job related duties as required.

Required Education:
PhD in plant biotechnology, plant molecular biology, plant physiology, plant pathology, biochemistry, genetics or related field.

Preferred Education:
Extensive experience in plant pathogen interactions, biochemical and molecular analyses, and gene cloning/manipulation is preferred.

Required Experience:
Creation and analysis of transgenic crop plants and/or sterile techniques and/or molecular biology and/or biochemical analyses. Experience in disease resistant assays.

Preferred Experience:
Postdoctoral training preferred.

Required licenses, certifications, or registrations:
Preferred licenses, certifications, or registrations:
None.

Required special knowledge, abilities, and skills:
Familiarity with appropriate laboratory and/or technical equipment. Ability to effectively utilize a computer and applicable software to create databases, perform statistical analyses, present data and perform other computer related tasks as directed by supervisor.

Preferred special knowledge, abilities, and skills:
None.

Other requirements or other factors:
Ability to multi task and work cooperatively with others.

Documents associated with this posting

Cover Letter - required Resume - required Other Documents Transcript - optional

Comments to Applicants

Employment is contingent upon the agency's verification of credentials and/or other information required by agency procedures, including the completion of a criminal history check. Finalists may be required to furnish a copy of official transcript documenting degree conferred. Texas law requires all males 18-25 show proof of compliance with federal Selective Service law to be eligible for employment.

Does this position accept online applications?

Yes

Quicklink for Posting

greatjobs.tamu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=188697

Security-Sensitive Designation

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the agency's verification of credentials and/or other information required by agency procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

EEO Statement

Equal Opportunity Employer

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