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Research Scholar

Dr. Iorizzo’s lab at NC State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute is looking for a highly motivated Research Scholar that will design, and perform advanced genetic/genomic research studies with an emphasis on quality and health-protective traits, including enhanced texture, size, chemical composition, concentrations and profiles of phytoactive compounds. Crops of interest in this project will include blueberry and carrot.

Required education and experience:

  • Ph.D. in plant breeding and genetics or a related field, with at least 3 years of experience as a post-doc.
  • Strong background in quantitative genetics, (QTL and GWAS), QTL interaction, and prediction analysis, in diploid and polyploid plants is essential.
  • Must be familiar with high-throughput genotyping technologies, and QTL.
  • Experience in population genetic analysis (e.g. phylogenetic, PCA, structure, nucleotide diversity) and linkage map construction.
  • Proficiency to publish findings in well-recognized peer-reviewed journals.
  • Ability to manage more than one project in a rapid and smooth manner while being able to interact and communicate with research personnel from diverse disciplines.
  • Familiar with molecular biology techniques (DNA, RNA extraction, PCR).
  • Must demonstrate the ability to work independently and creatively.
  • Must have good communications skills, and be able to articulate clearly the scientific and technical needs in the field, as well as set clear goals, and work within an interdisciplinary team setting.
  • Ability to develop and publish manuscripts, grant proposals, and present research findings.

This position is located in Kannapolis, NC

Apply here: https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/174099

Temp Research Assistant

The candidate will participate in ongoing projects involving investigations on the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying some human pathological conditions. The lab uses a wide range of experimental approaches including cell biology, molecular and biochemical techniques, histology, and fluorescence microscopy with various model systems including cell and tissue cultures to decipher the molecular mechanisms underlying human diseases, including neurodevelopmental disorders, such as autism and Rett syndrome, and pollution related diseases. In particular, under the direction of the Principal Investigators, the Temp Technician will support and assist the lab personnel in conducting ongoing projects, particularly those that involve animal tissue processing and microscopy.

Selected individual will be responsible for the daily care of research animals including animal observation, handling and restraint, and treatments. Duties and responsibilities include performing experiments with live mice, tissue isolation and processing, tissue sectioning, histochemical and immunolabeling, cell culture, and microscopy. 

Weekend work required. 

Required education and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in the Biological Sciences
  • Strong work ethic and attention to detail 
  • Ability to work as a contributing member of a team 
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • Demonstrated ability to follow a set work schedule 
  • Ability and experience to plan, manage, organize and implement laboratory activities 
  • Collect data and provide records in a timely fashion
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

This position is located in Kannapolis, NC

Apply here: https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/153563

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