This research will be conducted with the yellow monkeyflower, Mimulus guttatus, which is model system for ecological and evolutionary functional genomics. Responsibilities will include molecular cloning, transformation and regeneration of M. guttatus, target gene knockouts with CRISPR-Cas9, data analysis, presentation of research results at scientific meetings, and manuscript writing. The Postdoctoral Research Associate is expected to work collaboratively with members of the Lowry Lab at Michigan State University and Dr. Liza Holeski’s lab at Northern Arizona University, including undergraduate and graduate students and technicians, to carry out this research.
Starting salary will be $48,000. The position is a one-year initial appointment with potential extension up to three years, contingent upon satisfactory perfomance and available funding. Desired start date is October 2019.
PhD in a field related to Plant Biology, Molecular Biology, Developmental Biology, and/or Evolutionary Biology at the time of hire.
Expertise in molecular cloning, plasmid construct design, and plant transformation and regeneration. General interest in plant developmental biology and/or mechanisms of plant resistance to herbivory. Experience working in the laboratory with plants.
Required Application Materials
Please submit a CV, a letter of intent, and a list of three references with contact information.
Review of applications will begin on August 9, 2019 and continue until filled. For more information about the position, contact Dr. David Lowry (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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