Post-doctoral Position in Plant-Microbe Interactions
A postdoctoral position is immediately available in the department of Microbiology and Cell Science at the University of Florida. Dr. Zhonglin Mou is looking for a highly motivated postdoc to work on a project funded by the university and other agencies. This project includes identification of cell surface NAD(P)-binding receptors and their downstream signaling components using diverse approaches including genetics, biochemistry, bioinformatics, and proteomics. The project postdoc will work closely with faculty and staff at the department of Microbiology and Cell Science as well as Dr. Mou’s team in the department.
The duties of the project postdoc will focus on identification of extracellular NAD(P)-binding receptors and dissection of the molecular mechanisms underlying extracellular NAD(P)-triggered immune responses in plants using appropriate techniques.
Expertise in some or all of the following areas is desired: Plant molecular biology such as DNA and RNA manipulation as well as chromatin immunoprecipitation assay, Biochemistry including protein purification, protein-protein interaction, and kinase activity assay, Plant-microbe interaction.
Strong candidates will also possess the following attributes:
- A strong publication record from their PhD (papers published, in press, or submitted).
- Creativity, independence, and the desire to succeed.
- Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
All candidates must have received a Ph.D. in a relevant field. The position is available for 3 years, with a competitive salary ($47,476, there is no state tax in Florida) and full benefits. Application review will continue until the position is filled. Start date is flexible, but ideally Summer 2018 as I am looking to fill the position as soon as possible. All materials should be submitted to Dr. Zhonglin Mou (email@example.com) for consideration. Applications should include a brief cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references. Please put “postdoc application” in the subject line of your email.
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