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Oklahoma State University
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Posted: 12/8/2017
Postdoctoral Fellow - Sorghum Molecular Genetics

The postdoctoral fellow is expected to participate in an ongoing research project focused on genetic characterization of newly identified resistant sources and determination of the resistance mechanisms (e.g. genes or regulatory pathways) using genomic and molecular approaches. The incumbent will conduct experiments to (1) analyze molecular responses of the host plants to attack by pest aphids, (2) to clone aphid resistance gene(s) from sorghum plant, and (3) validate the function of the newly identified resistance gene(s) using gene editing and transgenic approaches. These research activities are financially supported by the USDA-ARS specific cooperative program.

This is an 11-month, non-tenure track faculty position. Appointment period is academic year: July 1- May 31. Hours required may include some early mornings, evenings and/or weekends to meet research needs. Postdoctoral appointments are made for a term of one year or less. Reappointment for a total period of not more than three years may be made. May require travel. Travel budget provided.

Qualifications: Ph.D. / Ed.D. in Plant genetics and genomics, plant transformation, or related discipline. The candidate will have excellent organizational, written/verbal communication and capacity to work with multiple plant scientists at both Oklahoma State University and USDA-ARS Research Laboratory. Experience in plant transformation is preferred. Apply online at Submit a letter of application indicating interests and background along with a complete resume and official transcripts which indicate year terminal degree granted. Transcripts can be attached or mailed to: 235 Ag Hall, Stillwater, OK 74078, Attn: Amy Phipps. For assistance with the on-line application process or to request an accommodation to enable application, contact OSU Human Resources, 106 Whitehurst, Stillwater, OK 74078 or call 405-744-7401.

Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other protected category. OSU is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for its openings. OSU will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)