Ohio Wesleyan University is a selective, private, undergraduate liberal arts, residential institution founded in 1842 and located just 20 miles north of Columbus, is seeking candidates for the position of Postdoctoral Research Scientist.
The Department of Biological Sciences at Ohio Wesleyan University is seeking a postdoctoral research associate to work in the laboratory of Chris Wolverton investigating the gravity sensing and response pathways in Arabidopsis. The lab has generated RNA-seq data from plants grown under a range of gravity conditions in ground-based and spaceflight experiments and is seeking to identify novel components of gravity perception and/or response regulation from these datasets. OWU is an undergraduate-only institution, and the department is interested in candidates with a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career focused on teaching and research in a similar balance.
Include the following materials in your application:
A cover letter summarizing your research and teaching interests
A curriculum vitae including a list of publications
Contact information for 3 references
The University will complete background checks on all new hires prior to employment. The initial appointment is for one (1) year and may be renewed for up to two additional years contingent on satisfactory performance and the availability of funding.
For questions about the position, contact Dr. Chris Wolverton, email@example.com. Note that no application materials will be accepted via email, only through the application link above.
Qualifications: This position requires that the candidate has earned a Ph.D. in plant biology or a related field. The candidate will have experience with plant molecular biology, plant transformation, mutant analysis, and gene expression analysis.
Expected duties include but are not limited to the following:
Leading the development and implementation of a phenotyping pipeline centered around plant gravity responses
Helping to foster meaningful undergraduate student research in the lab and related to the overall project
Maintaining and verifying the various mutant lines obtained and used by the lab for the project
Lead and assist with data analysis, data management, and the publication of results
Contributes to a diverse and inclusive laboratory, department, and campus environment
WHAT WE OFFER:
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NOTE: OWU requires COVID-19 vaccination of all employees. Candidates who accept offers of employment must be able to provide proof of their vaccination status before their employment can be process.
OHIO WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY (www.owu.edu) is a private liberal arts college located 20 miles north of Columbus in Delaware, Ohio. OWU is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment and welcomes applications from all. OWU celebrates diversity and does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, religion, color, culture, national origin, sex and/or sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, economic barriers, or any other legally protected factor. OWU is an equal opportunity institution and has a strong commitment to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Qualified individuals will not be disadvantaged based on being unemployed.