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Research Post Doc - Biology

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Job # 073197
Job Title Research Post Doc - Biology
Location Life Sciences Complex, Syracuse University
Pay Range Commensurate with experience
FLSA Status Exempt

As determined by the direct supervisor.

Job Type Full-time
Rank Post-Doctoral Staff
Campus Syracuse, NY
Unionized Position Code Not Applicable
Job Description

A postdoctoral associate position is available starting July 3, 2017 in the Biology Department at Syracuse University to participate in one or more of the ongoing research projects. This position is available for 3 years. For additional information, please contact Dr. Ramesh Raina


Candidate should have a Ph.D. in molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry or a related discipline.

Job Specific Qualifications

Experience with ChIP analysis and/or next generation sequencing is desirable. The successful candidate must be able to independently design and conduct experiments, and be willing to work collaboratively with other members of the laboratory.


Participate in research that will focus on understanding the epigenetic mechanisms regulating pathogen defense in Arabidopsis. We have identified and characterized several Arabidopsis histone demethylase that are involved in regulating defense against pathogens. These histone demethylases regulate a variety of defense processes, including pathogen-mediated accelerated flowering and transgenerational resistance response. This project will involve detailed characterization of one or more of these histone demethylase and identification of downstream targets by ChIP analysis.

Physical Requirements
Application Instructions

Interested individuals should apply through this website and submit a CV, a statement of research experience and interests, and the name and contact information of three referees, as a SINGLE PDF file.
Application review will begin May 9, 2017.

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Job Posting Date 04/25/2017
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled Yes
Priority Consideration
Job Category Faculty
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Syracuse University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

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  2. Cover Letter
  3. Reference List
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