The postdoctoral scientist will conduct research on the mechanisms of plant defense suppression by plant-parasitic nematodes. The postdoc is expected to work productively in a collaborative team environment, design and execute experiments, analyze and interpret data, review and keep up-to-date on relevant scientific literature, prepare presentations and manuscripts, assist the PI with reports and the writing of grant proposals, and supervise an undergraduate research assistant.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
PhD in plant pathology, plant biology, molecular biology, genetics or related field; eligible to start work in the US on Jan 1, 2021.
Experience in molecular cloning, DNA/RNA sequence analysis, protein-protein interaction analyses, reverse genetics, host-pathogen interactions, plant biology, excellent oral and written communication skills
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com).
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.