Postdoctoral Research Associate in Urban Bumble Bee Integrated Physiology, Genetics, and Pathogens
North Carolina State University
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: 00109103
An exciting postdoctoral research scholar position is immediately available in the laboratory of Dr. Kelly A. Meiklejohn within the Department of Population Health and Pathobiology at North Carolina State University. The project is funded by the Army Research Office and is centered on holistically understanding stress in wild bumble bees across an urban to rural gradient, particularly in the context of landscape and land-use characteristics using a combination of genetic and biochemical approaches.
The postdoctoral research scholar will be responsible for dissecting insect samples; extracting and purifying RNA from insect tissues; RNA library preparation; extracting and purifying biochemicals (crude proteins, lipids, and sugars) and quantifying with colorimetric tests; detecting and quantifying pathogens (eurkaryote and virus) in insect tissues with qPCR; analyzing data (gene expression, pathogen detection/quantification, biochemical tests); developing integrated tests to evaluate potential impact of geographic, temporal, and land-use characteristics; and communicating results at scientific conferences and through peer-reviewed manuscript(s).
For more information please see: https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/173258
Queries about this position should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Priority will be given to applications received by February 15th, 2023. Start date is flexible, though preferred prior to August 2023, and funding is guaranteed for 2 years, with a subsequent year renewable depending on progress. Full applications should be submitted on the NC State University jobs portal.
Ideal candidates should have a recent Ph.D. degree in a molecular biology or related fields, with significant laboratory experience and peer-reviewed first author publication(s).
North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is a dynamic community whose members are dedicated to preparing veterinarians and veterinarian scientists while advancing animal and human health from the cellular level through entire ecosystems.
Located on 180 acres near downtown Raleigh, the College encompasses 20 buildings on the main Centennial Biomedical Campus. Instruction is in three departments—Clinical Sciences, Molecular Biomedical Sciences, and Population Health Pathobiology. In addition to the four-year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, there are programs leading to master and doctoral degrees in several areas with numerous opportunities for specialization.