A grant-funded post-doctoral position is available immediately in the Shen lab at the School of Life Sciences, University of Nevada Las Vegas (https://www.unlv.edu/lifesciences). The project is led by Drs. Jeff Shen and Paul Rushton and focuses on the role of WRKY transcription factors in regulating drought responses in rice.
The ideal candidate will have a PhD in plant molecular biology, genomics, or a related discipline, and the following skills:
Ability to initiate projects rapidly and to design and execute experiments based on project objectives
Excellent skills in molecular biology especially DNA cloning and real-time PCR. Experience with RNA-seq, ChIP-seq and protein interaction networks is a plus.
Experience of producing, genotyping and phenotyping transgenic plants.
Knowledge of signaling pathways in drought responses.
Experience of working with transcriptional regulation.
Excellent writing, multitasking and interpersonal skills.
Strong organizational and record-keeping skills.
To apply, please email Dr. Paul Rushton (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Jeffery Shen (email@example.com), with “Postdoc Application” in the Subject line, and include 1) a cover letter outlining research accomplishments and experience as it relates to the project, 2) a recent research paper, 3) a full curriculum vitae, and 4) contact information for three references. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
About University of Nevada Las Vegas
UNLV is an R1 institution (as classified by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education) and continues to invest heavily in research, driven by our Top-Tier Initiative. Plant biology research is supported by a cutting-edge UNLV Confocal and Biological Imaging Core ( https://www.unlv.edu/seb/confocal), Genomics Cores (https://www.unlv.edu/genomics; https://www.unlv.edu/nipm/ngs), Greenhouse (https://www.unlv.edu/seb/greenhouse) and Supercomputer Institute (https://www.unlv.edu/units/national-supercomputing-institute).
UNLV is ranked first in the country in the “Best Ethnic Diversity” category by U.S. News and World Report, and is a Title III and Title V Minority-Serving Institution (MSI), an Asian-American and Native-American, Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI).