The Senior Research Associate will be joining a team focused on disease resistance gene discovery and characterization, as well as host-pathogen interactions in major crops. The candidates will conduct novel research activities to facilitate the identification of plant resistance genes and cognate fungal effectors. This is a hands-on role, which requires the candidate to manage projects independently, and coordinate with others to accomplish the team’s objectives. We are looking for a highly-motivated individual with experience in molecular biology, genetics, and cell biology experiments, strong communication and interpersonal skills, and excellent problem-solving abilities.
How will you help us grow? It matters to us, and it matters to you.
Design, implement, optimize protocols for resistance gene and cognate effector discovery. Explore creative scientific solutions and investigate feasibility of scientific principles and concepts
Support the objectives of the group through independently managing research projects as well as collaborating with other group members
Communicate with relevant parties on project progress and recommendations on future work
Summarize plans and progress in written reports and oral presentations
Comply with all on-site safety, environmental, and stewardship regulations
A master degree in plant biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, molecular pathology, genetics, or a related discipline, as well as research experience. Experience in molecular plant pathology is a plus.
A self-motivator is required, with ability to work independently, prioritize and manage a variety of tasks, and shift priorities rapidly.
A team player who can work well with others and support the goals of the group is required
Strong scientific background with problem-solving skills
Detail-oriented, excellent organizational and communication skills (oral and written)
Significant plant molecular biology techniques
Experience with molecular pathology is a plus
Internal Number: 212333W-01
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