A postdoctoral position is available in the lab of Dr. John Z. Kiss in the Department of Biology at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. The lab focuses on understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms of gravitropism and phototropism. We use a variety of physiological, developmental, and molecular approaches in our ground-based and spaceflight research. To learn more details about our research, visit: https://biology.uncg.edu/people/john-z-kiss/ or https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=M3Sd1d8AAAAJ&hl=en.
The successful candidate will be responsible for ground-based and post-flight experiments related to a project performed on the International Space Station. The person may need to travel to NASA sites for flight activities. Image analysis of growth and development, as well as genomic studies, will also be performed. Participation in the supervision of undergraduate students is expected. She/he will also participate in writing reports and manuscripts. Some of the desired skills and areas of expertise include bioinformatics, plant physiology, and gravitational and space biology.
UNCG is a Minority Serving Institution, with an undergraduate population of 44% ethnic minority students. UNCG and the Biology Department foster an environment of collaboration across departments and schools and support community-engaged research. UNCG is located in a metropolitan area of more than 1.6 million in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Appalachian Mountains.
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