Position Title: Research Associate (Post Doc)
The Department of Botany and Plant Pathology has an immediate opening
for a Research Associate (Post Doc) to work on a cereal plant genome
wide gene expression analysis. This is a full-time, (1.0 FTE),
12-month, fixed-term position working in Dr. Pankaj Jaiswal's lab
How to Apply:
To review the position description and apply, go to posting #0004455 at
http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. When applying, you will be required to
electronically submit your application, a Letter of Intent, and a
Curriculum Vitae (including 3 references). For full consideration,
apply by 07/31/09 when review of applications will begin.
This position is required to develop a comprehensive gene expression
catalog of rice and other cereal plant genes in various the plant
development stages. The project includes histological studies, whole
genome transcriptome and proteome data generation and analysis. The
incumbent will be responsible for designing microarray and whole genome
transcriptome/digital gene expression experiment(s) using newer high
throughput sequencing technologies developed by Illumina,
454-LifeSciences, etc. Development of methods suitable to the
experimental conditions and plant material being investigated, carrying
out the experiments on analysis of anatomical samples using microscopy
and whole genome transcriptome, data analysis and publication of the
results in peer reviewed journals and submission to major data
repositories. Besides this, the incumbent will also participate in lab's
outreach activities, help in mentoring undergraduates and graduate students.
Successful candidate will work with existing lab personnel and various
collaborators that includes project PIs, faculty, highly trained PhD.
level bioinformatics specialists, software developers and the
department's fellow postdoc and graduate students.
- PhD in Plant Biology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry,
Chemistry, Metabolomics, or related field.
- Worked previously on gene expression data generation and analysis in
their PhD studies or postdoctoral training. Demonstrated expertise in
studying plant development, anatomy, histology, microarrays, gene
expression, proteomics, genetics and general understanding of plant
biochemistry and gene regulation.
- Demonstrated ability for independent and critical thinking, excellent
communication skills in oral and written presentations in English and
ability to work in teams.
Dept. of Botany and Plant Pathology
3082 Cordley Hall
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR, 97331-2902, USA