Available Title(s): 306-YN_FACULTY - Postdoctoral Research Associate
Business Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate
Employee Type: Faculty (+) (Fixed Term)
Time Type: Full time
This recruitment will be used to fill multiple vacancies
Summary of Duties:
Study the genes involved in plant resistance and fungal pathogenicity that are functional at specific growth and infection stages of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. This position offers an exciting opportunity involving molecular genetics and biochemical analysis of pathogen infection process and defense responses in Arabidopsis and Canola plants in the Chen lab and the Tanaka lab. Experience in molecular plant pathology is an advantage but not required. It is more important that you are highly-motivated and ready to develop the research project.
A Ph.D. degree in plant pathology, molecular genetics, biochemistry, or a related discipline along with hands-on experience in plant molecular genetics, genomics, and biochemistry at the time of hire.
Applicants should have excellent communication and organizational skills, and the ability to successfully contribute to a collaborative, multidisciplinary work environment.
A solid track record of academic and research achievement with a strong and apparent background in molecular genetics and biochemistry.
Documented experience with gene knockout and complementation is preferred.
Substantial experience with transcriptomics and bioinformatics would be preferable.
Experience with Sclerotinia biology would be helpful, but not essential.
College of Agricultural , Human and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS)
In accordance with RCW 49.58.110, the above salary reflects the full salary range for this position. Individual placement within the range is based on the candidate's current experience, education, skills, and abilities related to the position or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.
WSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes paid sick and vacation leave; paid holidays; medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts.
This is a temporary position expected to end on June 15th, 2024. Renewal is dependent on the need for extension and/or if additional funding is secured to extend employment.
Posting Close Date:
Applicants must submit their completed application by June 25, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.
This position has been designated by the department to require a background check because it requires access to children or vulnerable adults as defined by RCW 74.34, engages in law enforcement, requires security clearance, interacts with WSU students in a counseling or advising capacity, has access to personal identifying and/or financial information, unsupervised access to university buildings/property, or other business-related need. A background check will not be completed until an initial determination of qualification for employment has been made.
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