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Postdoctoral Research Assoc
University of North Texas at Dallas in Denton, Texas
Date Posted 05/04/2021
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Details

UNT System Overview

Welcome to the University of North Texas System , or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton , the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. We are growing with the DFW region, enrolling a record 47,000+ students across our system and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year.

Posting Title Postdoctoral Research Assoc
Department UNT-Biological Sciences-121100
College/School College of Science
Job Location Denton
Full Time/Part Time Full-Time
Salary Information
Department Summary

The BioDiscovery Institute delivers research solutions to underpin the utilization of biosystems for production of food/feed, polymers, construction materials, bioactive molecules, and biofuels. The institute operates through a pipeline linking sustainable plant production platforms, metabolic engineering and the development of new materials. The institute touts a multidisciplinary team of researchers committed to collaborating on large research projects with an emphasis on application of findings and solutions to meet market issues and needs. UNT is a student-focused research university with an emphasis on sustainability, UNT is the nation’s 25th largest public university, and is committed to serve its 44,000 students while powering the North Texas region through innovative education and research.

Position Summary

The postdoctoral research associate will conduct research on a project aiming at improving the production of industrially revelant fatty acids in a promising alternative crop, Physaria fendleri. More specifically, the postdoctoral researcher will combine metabolomics, transcriptomics with in vivo fluxes of carbon to identify and validate novel targets to improve oil quantity in Physaria. In addition, the employee will assist in training students, and preparing manuscripts/presentations. This work is part of a project funded by the US Department of Agriculture.

Minimum Qualifications

Doctorate in plant biology, biochemistry, biology or related field is required. Prior experience with at least two of the following approaches, Gas Chromatography (GC-MS or GC-FID), High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Liquid Chromatography tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS), analysis of 13C-labeling, metabolomics, transcriptomics, fluxomics, sterile tissue culture is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Prior experience working with oilseed plants is highly desired. Strong scientific writing, communication, and teamwork skills are highly desired. Prior experience in the field of seed metabolism, and plant biochemistry is preferred.

Required License / Registration / Certification
Physical Requirements Ability to communicate
Area of Specialty
Security Sensitive This is a security sensitive position.
EEO Statement

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

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Job Duties

Description of Job Duty

Responsible for the growth of Physaria plants, including planting, watering, daily hand-pollination, tagging of new flowers, collecting Physaria embryos at different stages.

Description of Job Duty

Plant & conduct experiments in consultation with supervisor: perform comparative metabolomic, transcriptomic, and fluxomic in developing Physaria embryos from two lines with diverse oil content. Accurate record of experimental procedures & results are to be maintained. Highest quality results are expected for publication.

Description of Job Duty

Maintain ongoing references and prepare report of new developments in scientific literature on a regular basis (discuss advances with supervisor)-especially if new developments in the field warrant change in experiment strategies.

Description of Job Duty

Maintain awareness all regulatory and safety policies, and follow them accordingly.

Description of Job Duty

Regularly summarize data in publication format, draft manuscripts and edit accordingly on cooperation with supervisor, and publish.

Description of Job Duty

Prepare presentation or presentation materials in support of projects. Work effectively with others where appropriate.

Description of Job Duty

Assist principal investigator with preparation of grant proposals.

Posting Number F459P
Special Instructions to Applicants
Quicklink for Posting https://jobs.untsystem.edu/postings/45415
Position End Date (if temporary)

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