Summary of Position: We invite applications from candidates for a postdoctoral position in the laboratory of Dr. Min Ni at the University of Minnesota (https://cbs.umn.edu/contacts/min-ni), starting date negotiable. We study Arabidopsis seed development and light-regulated responses via protein-protein interactions, genetic and epigenetic regulation, genomics and proteomics. Postdoctoral applicant should have a PhD in a relevant discipline and have published in peer-reviewed journals. Successful postdoctoral candidates are self-motivated, reliable, independent, organized, and observant to detail. Experience in molecular biology, cellular biology, molecular genetics, and biochemistry is a plus. Duration of postdoctoral appointment is initially for one year and varies thereafter according to funding situation.
60% Molecular and cellular experiments: Perform protein-protein interaction assays and isolation of signaling components. 30% Plant genetic studies Conduct Arabidopsis cross and transformation for various genetic assays, and likely tissue section and fixation for immunocytochemical and in situ hybridization analysis with fluorescence and confocal microscopy. 10% Laboratory management Be responsible for oversight of the laboratory supplies, maintenance of a safe and secure workplace, and supervision of undergraduate laboratory assistants.
Essential Qualifications: Ph.D. in biology or related field with experiences in nucleic acid manipulation, cloning and mutagenesis, primer and probe design, RT-PCR, yeast one-hybrid and two-hybrid assays, protein isolation and immunoprecipitation, gel electrophoresis, protein blots and ChIP.
Preferred Qualifications: Ability to record, analyze, present data and to troubleshoot problems independently. Proficiency to hire, train, and supervise undergraduate laboratory assistants.
Internal Number: 340347
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