Employment Opportunities

Post-doctoral research scientist

Dr. Iorizzo's lab at NCSU is looking for a highly motivated post-doc that will focus on understanding the molecular mechanism involved in the regulation and biosynthesis of secondary metabolite accumulation in plants including anthocyanin, carotenoids, and organic acids. The ultimate goal is to identify genes and candidate mutations controlling secondary metabolites accumulation that can be targeted for DNA-assisted breeding either through marker-assisted breeding or gene-editing techniques. The candidate must have a strong motivation and proficiency in publications. The position will work as part of a laboratory team, will interact closely with collaborating laboratories, and must be able to coordinate activities and reports within a diverse team of individuals. The position will be responsible for writing publications, preparing presentations, preparing technical reports, and contributing to grant proposal development to support research funding initiatives. The position will assist/participate in PHHI and University-sponsored programs. The position will also assist in the training and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students. Crops of interest in this project will include blueberry and carrot. Apply here: https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/162415

Posted 2022-01-15

Assistant Professor - Blueberry Breeder

The Department of Horticulture (www.hort.uga.edu), The University of Georgia, is seeking applicants for an Assistant Professor of Horticulture with responsibilities in Blueberry breeding. The position is a nine-month tenure track position with an 80% Research and 20% Extension appointment. The successful applicant will be expected to establish a research and extension program that will use traditional and modern plant breeding techniques to address high priority problems/issues in blueberry breeding; provide training, resource materials, and technical assistance to county extension agents; procure extramural funding; publish research findings; and regularly participate in other scholarly and departmental activities including participation in and support of graduate education. The candidate will be expected to have national recognition for their efforts and interact effectively with growers, industry leaders, government agencies, grower organizations, as well as other disciplines, and develop regional cooperation when feasible.  The position will be located at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus, Tifton, Georgia. Frequent automobile travel to a variety of sites, including many rural locations, is expected of the position. https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/237448 

Posted 2021-10-14

Computational Biologist Postdoc position

The USDA, ARS, United States Vegetable Laboratory in Charleston, South Carolina is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate (Research Biologist, Computational). The incumbent will develop data pipeline(s)/machine learning algorithms for high-throughput plant phenotyping and image analyses to facilitate the quantification of plant tolerance to biotic and abiotic stresses in sweetpotato, pepper, and watermelon.

U.S. Citizenship is required. For further information and complete application instructions, go to the USAJobs Web site: https://www.usajobs.gov/ and refer to announcement number RA-19-KMT-H-10880605. ANNOUNCEMENT IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED OR April 12, 2021.