This position is in support of NIH-funded research into the molecular basis of the plant circadian clock. The projects address the roles of protein phosphorylation, protein-protein interactions in clock protein function, nucleocytoplasmic shuttling and long-distance circadian signaling. The Post Doctoral Scholar job duties will include: design and implementation of circadian clock experiments including performance of time series luciferase based imaging experiments and analysis and interpretation of resulting data.
Minimum Education Required
Ph.D in Plant Biology/Plant Sciences, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Molecular Genetics or equivalent field.
Required Qualifications: Significant research experience (minimum 5 years) in areas of plant molecular genetics, protein biochemistry, cell biology, and plant physiology. Previous experience working with Arabidopsis. Expertise with qRT-PCR, immunoblotting, chromatin immunoprecipitation, protein co-immunoprecipitation, yeast two hybrid and circadian time series analysis. Competence in quantitative determinations of RNA and protein levels from plant extracts; PCR-based genotyping of plants. Competence in performance of genetic crosses and plant growth using Arabidopsis. Competence in protein, DNA and RNA extraction from plant tissue including preparation of appropriate solutions.
Good oral and written communication skills.
Experience with confocal microscopy desired. The ability to work both independently and cooperatively within the lab is an asset.
The Department of Molecular Genetics within the College of Arts and Sciences seeks a Post Doctoral Scholar to join our team. The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college and the academic heart of the university. The College hosts 81 majors. With 38 departments, 20+ world-class research centers, and more than 2,000 faculty and staff members, students have the unique opportunity to study with the best artists, scholars, and scientists in their field. The College values diversity and offers a supportive, open, and inclusive community.
The pay range for this position is $48,000 55,000. The offer for this position will fall within this range based on internal equity, unit's available budget, and the candidate's qualifications.
The Ohio State University is a dynamic community of diverse resources, where opportunity thrives and where individuals transform themselves and the world. Founded in 1870, Ohio State is a world-class public research university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state of Ohio. With more than 63,000 students (including 57,000 in Columbus), the Wexner Medical Center, 14 colleges, 80 centers and 175 majors, the university offers its students tremendous breadth and depth of opportunity in the liberal arts, the sciences and the professions.