Postdoc Position in Plant Virology (Whitfield Lab)
Industry-funded project to develop new strategies for crop improvement using viral vectors.
Be part of a collaborative team using molecular, cellular, and –omics approaches to study plant-virus interactions. The primary objective of the position is to develop infectious clones for -sense and/or +sense viruses infecting plants. This postdoctoral researcher will work on an industry-funded project to develop new strategies for crop improvement using viral vectors. The candidate will work with mechanically transmitted and insect-transmitted viruses. Initial work will focus on characterizing the basic biology of the virus and optimizing carrying capacity and transmission. The scientist will also mentor and manage undergraduate researchers. Experience manipulating viruses in non-model crops is a plus. Review of applications begins Oct. 1 and the position is open until filled.
Ph.D. in Virology, Plant Pathology, Molecular Biology, or related discipline with an emphasis in Plant Virology-Plant Host Interactions. Demonstrated experience with experimental design and statistical analysis, molecular biology, handling plant and/or insect viruses. We are searching for an independent researcher with excellent scientific and writing skills. Mentoring experience or a desire to mentor undergraduate researchers is an important component of this position.
Contact Anna Whitfield if you have any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org