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Postdoctoral Research Scholar
North Carolina State University in the Raleigh, North Carolina
Date Posted 09/10/2020
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

The Sozzani Lab is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Scholar with an interdisciplinary background to work on our projects studying stem cell regulation in the Arabidopsis root. The incumbent is expected to perform computational analysis. Experience with mathematical modeling (Ordinary/Partial Differential Equations), regression models, statistics, and programming (R and/or Python) are required. The postdoc will meet frequently with Dr. Ross Sozzani and Dr. Katie Jennings to discuss best practices in grant writing, manuscript preparation, and mentoring.

Other Work/Responsibilities

The Postdoctoral Research Scholar will also be expected to mentor undergraduate and graduate students on individual research projects. The incumbent will be expected to present their major findings in the form of research posters at major conferences, oral presentations within the department and at major conferences, and manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals.

Minimum Experience/Education

Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate (e.g., M.D., D.V.M., Sc.D.) in appropriate field awarded no more than five (5) years from initial date of postdoctoral appointment.

Departmental Required Skills
  • PhD in Plant Pathology, Biomathematics, Plant Biology, Genetics, or a related field.
  • High-throughput sequencing data analysis using Tuxedo or another pipeline.
  • Ability to write both R and MATLAB scripts for data analysis.
  • Ability to perform statistical analysis using SAS, R, or similar software.
  • Ability to formulate and analyze mathematical models.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
  • Experience with mathematical modeling is required.

Required License or Certification


Special Instructions

Job Open Date


Must Be Open Until

Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting applications but may close at any time.

Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?

Proposed Hire Date


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

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