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Post-Doct Research Associate Department of Plant Sciences

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The University of Tennessee · Knoxville Tennessee

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Post-Doct Research Associate, Department of Plant Sciences','18000000IP','!*!POSITION: A

postdoctoral research associate position in the area of Plant Molecular Nematology

is available immediately in the Department of Plant

Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN under the direction of Dr.

Tarek Hewezi. The successful candidate will employ interdisciplinary

approaches including molecular biology, biochemistry,

and genomics techniques to functionally characterize soybean protein kinase

candidates that regulate plant response to soybean cyst nematode infection.


LOCATION: Department of Plant Sciences, University of Tennessee,

Knoxville, TN




RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will;

- Develop and test hypotheses related to the function of candidate

soybean protein kinases in plant-cyst nematode interaction in order to genetically

engineer soybean for resistance.  

- Perform research experiments,

analyze data, draw conclusions, and summarize the significance of results.

- Contribute to scientific

publications, conferences and patent applications.

- Work closely with graduate

students and the principal investigator in executing research objectives.','!*!MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

A Ph.D. in Plant Biology or related fields is required. The successful

candidate should have a good publication record, strong written and oral communication skills, and demonstrated

expertise in plant

molecular biology and biochemistry. Expertise in RNA-seq analysis, protein-protein interactions, and

molecular nematology is highly desirable.



appointment is available immediately and is for one year, with potential for

annual renewal based on performance and availability of fundsInterested

applicants should attach a complete CV, a cover letter describing research

interests and career goals, and the contact information for three references.','Research Professional','US-Tennessee-knoxville','','Plant Science - Res','Knoxville','Knoxville','Full-time','Apr 11, 2018','Post-Doct Research Associate, Department of Plant Sciences

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Founded in 1794, UT is big on tradition, and we are proud of our humble beginnings as the first public university chartered west of the Appalachian Divide. We serve the state by educating its citizens, enhancing its culture, and making a difference in people's lives through research and service. By attracting the best and brightest students and leading faculty, we are on track to join our peers in the nation’s Top 25 public research institutions. An aggressive roadmap guides our journey. We are improving undergraduate and graduate education, research, support for faculty and staff, our campus infrastructure, and our resources.

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