The Postdoctoral Research Associate will work on a three year Plant Genome Research Project funded by the NSF (IOS 1733633). The project is an inter-institutional research project between The University of Toledo’s Department of Biological Sciences, Michigan State University’s Department of Plant Biology, The University of Minnesota's College of Biological Sciences and the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Department of Agronomy. This project will develop resources for the investigation of transcriptional genomics in corn (Zea mays or maize). The Toledo campus is taking the lead in expanding the transcription factor (TF) ORFeome (TFome) collection) and developing anti-serum for the characterization of maize transcription factors. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will use newly developed antisera to characterize the in vivobinding properties of plant TFs of interest using techniques such as ChIP-Seq and ChIP-PCR (chromatin Immunoprecipitation with high throughput sequencing or PCR. Analysis of ChIP-Seq data will require familiarity with The Postdoctoral Research Associate will also assist in expanding the current TFome collection and then employ it to screen for novel TF-promoter interactions using the Yeast-1-hybrid technique (Y1H) and purse follow-up investigations. The Postdoctoral Research Associate should have strong verbal and written communication skills and is expected to take a leading role in developing manuscripts for publication of their work in peer reviewed journals.
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Education/experience/licensing: Ph.D. degree in Molecular Biology or related field is required. 1 year experience in a molecular biology lab is required. Six Months experience with protein overexpression in E. coli and protein purification is required. Six Months experience with Western/Immunoblotting blots is required. Six Months experience with Recombinant DNA technology and amplification of DNA using the Polymerase Chain reaction (PCR) is required.
Communication and other skills: Able to communicate effectively with other laboratory workers (including supervision and training of undergraduate students) and present his/her results at lab meetings. Able to write up their research findings in the English language in preparation for scientific publication