The Noble Research Institute, LLC is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to perform research leading to the development of nitrogen-fixing bacterial endophytes of switchgrass, as part of the DOE-funded Center for Bioenergy Innovation. Research will be conducted in the Functional Genomics group under the direction of Dr. Michael Udvardi.
This temporary position is funded through a grant from the US Department of Energy's CBI program. Funding is anticipated to be renewed annually based upon performance and funding availability and is scheduled to end on or before September 30, 2022.
EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled
The successful applicant will be
responsible for designing and implementation of experiments in the laboratory
and/or greenhouse. The primary duties and assignments will be to perform
research related to the associative nitrogen fixation by bacterial endophytes
of Switchgrass. Other duties of the position will include, but are not limited
to, diligent and timely design and implementation of research activities,
complete data analysis and interpretation, preparation of manuscripts for
publication in peer-reviewed journals and participation in the Institute’s
professional development program.
A Ph.D. in Biology, Microbiology,
Molecular Biology or a related field is required. Experience in microbial
molecular genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry and/or physiology is highly
desirable. Knowledge of bacterial metabolism and/or plant-microbe interactions
would be advantageous. Excellent written and oral communication skills
and the ability to work well as part of a team are essential.