Postdoctoral Research Associate: crop stress physiology
March 6, 2019
Raleigh, North Carolina
Full Time - Experienced
Area of Focus:
Start Date: Spring 2019
The Locke lab is seeking a highly motivated postdoc to investigate genotypic differences in temperature stress responses in soybean. This collaborative project will integrate molecular -omics data, physiology, and agronomy to identify successful response pathways in field and growth chamber experiments that can be translated to crop improvement. Our lab is located at NC State University, where we are part of the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences and the vibrant campus community.
Responsibilities: The postdoc will be responsible for setting up experiments in the field and in controlled environments, installing and maintaining sensor equipment, conducting experiments, analyzing data, and reporting results. The position requires a substantial amount of outdoor work during the summer in North Carolina. The term of the position will be one year, with renewal for up to three years based on performance.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in Plant Biology, Crop Science or related field is required. Valid drivers’ license and comfort with frequent highway driving are required. Candidates must be US Citizens or permanent residents. Experience conducting research with crop plants, working in the field, completion of at least two semesters of graduate-level statistic and experimental design courses, and proficiency in SAS and/or R is preferred.
Interested candidates can contact Dr. Anna Locke (Anna.Locke@ars.usda.gov) for more information. To be considered for the position, please submit a CV (list relevant coursework), one-page abstract of your dissertation research, and contact information for three references to Dr. Locke.
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