生物工程系和卡尔·R·沃尔斯基因组生物学研究所（Carl R.Woese Institute for Genomic Biology）正在申请伊利诺伊大学香槟分校（University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign）的博士后研究助理职位。成功的候选人将加入Andrew Smith教授实验室的一个动态和跨学科团队，该团队开发并应用纳米粒子成像剂（量子点）进行单分子成像和定量分子分析http://smith lab.bioen.illois.edu/。成功的申请者将利用影像学研究活细胞和组织中的基因传递过程，以显著提高包括豇豆和木薯在内的顽固性作物的转化效率。该研究项目是通过实现比尔和梅林达盖茨基金会（BMGF）、粮农组织研究基金会（FFAR）和国际开发部（DFID）资助的提高光合效率（成熟）计划来解决全球粮食挑战的一部分。
Postdoctoral Position Available
Single Molecule Live Cell Imaging
Department of Bioengineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The Department of Bioengineering and Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology seek applicants for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The successful candidate will join a dynamic and interdisciplinary team in the lab of Prof. Andrew Smith that develops and applies nanoparticle imaging agents (quantum dots) for single molecule imaging and quantitative molecular analysis http://smithlab.bioen.illinois.edu/. The successful applicant will use imaging to study the process of gene delivery in living cells and tissues in order to dramatically improve transformation efficiencies of recalcitrant crops including cowpea and cassava. The research project is a part of multi-institutional effort to address the global food challenge via the Realizing Increased Photosynthetic Efficiency (RIPE) program funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR), and Department for International Development (DFID).
We are interested in self-motivated candidates with a Ph.D. who are enthusiastic and passionate about tackling biological problems, with demonstrated publication and closely related research experience in quantitative image analysis, advanced optical microscopy techniques, and single molecule imaging. No prior experience is needed in plant biology; the candidate will be trained in related techniques by theRIPE team.
This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position appointed on a 12-month service basis. The initial appointment is for one year with a performance-based extension for a second year. The anticipated start date is as soon as possible. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
To apply, submit a cover letter including a description of research expertise, complete C.V., and contact information for both yourself and three references to Dr. Vladimir Kolossov (email@example.com) by April 30, 2019. Specify in the subject line of email that this is for Smith Lab Opening.
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