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Description & Details
Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) Position in the Areas of Genomics,
Bioinformatics and Molecular and Cellular Biology at Oregon State
Jaiswal lab in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology at Oregon
State University (OSU) is looking to hire qualified and motivated
candidate(s) for graduate research assistant (GRA) position(s) (Ph.D).
The primary research focus in the lab is on studying the processes of
flowering time and seed development in crop plants. These two
developmental features of a plant determine how a plant reproduces on
time and generate fruit/seeds to contribute to our nutritional needs by
way of quality and yield. We are interested in studying these two
developmental features and plant's response in association with the
abiotic stresses like salt, drought and photo period. The project
includes genome-wide mapping of genomic/genetic loci (genes) in rice,
sorghum and maize that control gene expression and interactions between
them to influence changes in the flowering time and seed development. We
use molecular and genetic applications such as the genetic diversity,
mutant phenotypes, genome sequences, gene expression and bioinformatics
approaches, to provide mechanistic insights into the plant development
and its adaptation to the global climate change. Lab encourages young
scientists and students to use cutting edge technologies on genome
sequencing, gene expression, plant development, and bioinformatics. The
lab has a substantial program in interdisciplinary computational biology
tool and infrastructure development. We collaborate extensively with
computational biology scientists at Center for Genome Research and
Biocomputing, Plant and Gene Ontology projects and Gramene database.
Experience of working in a biology research lab, bioinformatics training
and programming skills are a plus.
If interested in graduate student opportunities in the lab, please send
a detailed resume, statement of research interests and contact details
(phone, email) for at least three professional references. Students will
have an option to join the graduate programs offered by either the
Department of Botany and Plant Pathology
(http://bpp.oregonstate.edu/graduate-programs) or the Molecular and Cell
Biology program (MCB: http://www.mcb.oregonstate.edu/graduate/forms).
Both the programs require GRE scores along with TOEFL scores for
International Students and/or students with non-English speaking
Selected/shortlisted candidates must be approved by Graduate Studies
Committee and must apply to Graduate School for acceptance into a
program and be admitted prior to joining the lab. Applicants must meet
Graduate School requirements.
How to Apply / Contact
For additional information and sending the application, contact Dr.
Pankaj Jaiswal (email: jaiswalp from science.oregonstate.edu), Dept. of
Botany and Plant Pathology, 2082 Cordley Hall, Oregon State University,
Corvallis, OR, 97331-2902, USA. Phone: +1-541-737-8471, Fax:
Oregon State University is an equal opportunity employer.
Dept. of Botany and Plant Pathology
3082 Cordley Hall
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR, 97331-2902, USA