The Noble Research Institute, LLC is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to perform research related to the molecular biology and physiology of associative nitrogen fixation in Switchgrass, as part of the DOE-funded Center for Bioenergy Innovation. Research will be in the Functional Genomics group under the direction of Dr. Michael Udvardi.
This temporary position is funded through a grant from the US Department of Energy's CBI program. Funding is anticipated to be renewed annually based upon performance and funding availability and is scheduled to end on or before September 30, 2022.
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The successful applicant will be responsible for designing and implementation of experiments in the laboratory and/or greenhouse. The primary duties and assignments will be to perform research related to the associative nitrogen fixation by bacterial endophytes of Switchgrass. Other duties of the position will include, but are not limited to, diligent and timely design and implementation of research activities, complete data analysis and interpretation, preparation of manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals and participation in the Institute’s professional development program.
A Ph.D. in Biology, Chemistry, Plant Science, Microbiology, Molecular Biology or related field required. Experiences in molecular biology and molecular genetics are highly preferred. Additional experience in plant-microbe interactions and bacterial physiology is desirable. Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to work well in a collaborative research atmosphere are required.