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Department: 111501 - Horticultural Science
Location: Raleigh, NC
Essential Job Duties:
The Plant Transformation Laboratory (PTL) at the Department of Horticultural Sciences is seeking a full-time Research Assistant. The successful candidate will work directly under supervision of Dr. Kedong Da, director of PTL, and is expected to take leadership in defined areas of plant tissue culture and transformation. Following tasks are expected in this position: (1) Carry out research experiments designed by PI; (2) Collect data, summarize data, and present the data at weekly meetings with PI; (3) Assist and take leadership in Extension related tasks; (4)Work collaboratively with other working groups, graduate students and postdocs.
The successful candidate will have to be able to independently drive a car to research field trials across the state of NC.
Other duties as assigned.
Relevant post-Baccalaureate degree, or relevant Bachelor’s degree plus 3 or more years of independent research experience, or substantative relevant independent experience and education. May require terminal degree and licensure.
Ability to work independently.
Sterile technique and attention to detail.
At least of one (1) year of experience providing technical help in a similar field (plant tissue culture, transformation, or molecular biology).
Demonstrated experience in leadership.
Previous background in plant tissue culture, molecular biology, and microbiology.
Good writing, speaking, and communication skills.
Ability to work well in a dynamic collaborative team environment.
Required license or certification:
Valid NC Driver’s License or the ability to obtain one within 60 days of hire.
Position Number: 00108162
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