Post-Doctoral Research Associate at South Dakota State University

Biology and Microbiology Department at South Dakota State University (SDSU) is offering an exciting career opportunity as a Postdoc Research Associate. We are seeking a creative and motivated professional to join us in the wheat genomics laboratory. The Postdoc Research Associate is a 12 month, 100% research, non-tenure position for one year. Continuation of this position beyond one year will depend on the satisfaction of performance. The incumbent will participate in a multi-institutional collaborative project and work on genome editing of the grain-regulatory genes in wheat. The project has established an in-house wheat transformation facility and developed an effective CRISPR/Cas9 system. The prospective candidate should be highly motivated to perform research at an advanced level.

Required qualifications include: 1) a Ph.D. degree in plant molecular biology, genetics, breeding, or a closely related field; 2) excellent oral and written communication skills; 3) experience working on plant molecular biology and genetics; 4) experience working on bioinformatics, transcriptome, and gene network; and 5) experience publishing papers in peer-reviewed journals. Candidates with a combination of expertise in plant molecular biology and bioinformatics are highly preferred.

The position is open until filled, with full consideration given to applications received by Nov 30, 2018.

To apply, visit, view the job announcement, and click on “apply for this posting.” SDSU only accepts applications through this on-line employment site. The on-line system will guide you through the electronic application form. The employment site will also require the attachment of a cover letter, which should specifically address how the candidate meets the qualifications as outlined in the advertisement, resume, and a reference page with the contact information for three professional references. For more details about this position, please contact Dr. Wanlong Li (

Time remaining: 36%
23/04/2019 (2 months)