Post-doc position available – plant RNA biology

Job Title – Postdoctoral Research Associate
Agency – Texas A&M Agrilife Research
Department – Biochemistry & Biophysics
Proposed Minimum Salary – Commensurate
Job Location – College Station, Texas

Qualifications

Required Education: – Ph.D. in Biology or closely related field.

Required Experience: – Some experience in molecular biology and biochemistry studies, Arabidopsis genetics

Preferred Experience: – Extensive training in RNA biology (small RNA-seq and RNA-seq); protein purification

Required Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • The candidate will work extensively on protein-RNA relationship and should have wet experience in preparation of all kinds of RNA-related libraries for Illumina-seq; and know how to conduct basic bioinformatic analysis of sequencing data.
  • Good oral and written English.
  • Knowledge of how to write manuscripts.
  • Be willing to mentor new employees.
  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.

Job Responsibilities

30%: Preparation of RNA-seq and small-seq libraries.
20%: Generate transgenic plants.
20%: Biochemical assays.
10%: Read literature.
10%: Write manuscripts
7%: Mentoring
3%: Other duties as required.

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