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Post-doctoral Scholar Research Associate in Genomics of Bees
Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Illinois
 
 
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Date Posted 07/22/2021
Category
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

CURRENT EMPLOYEES OR STUDENTS:

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JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Penn State’s Department of Entomology and Insect Biodiversity Center is seeking a post-doctoral scholar research associate to study the transcriptional and epigenetic processes underlying complex phenotypes in bees. The candidate will join an interdisciplinary team of researchers examining how genetic variation, chromatin structure, and small RNAs interact to influence gene regulatory processes and gene networks underlying intragenomic conflict, caste differentiation, reproduction, social behavior, and/or adaptation to seasonal conditions. The primary model system will be honey bees (Apis mellifera ) but the project can be expanded to include comparative studies with other bee species. The position will be housed in the laboratory of Christina Grozinger and include collaborations with faculty in the Department of Entomology, Department of Biology, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Department of Physics.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in molecular biology, genomics, entomology, animal behavior, or related field

  • Experience in studying transcriptomics, gene regulatory processes, gene networks underlying complex phenotypes

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in ChIP-seq or ATAC-seq analyses

  • Familiarity with biology, behavior, and management of honey bees

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and with diverse teams of researchers

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully and efficiently complete research projects and write peer-reviewed manuscripts.

Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate in an appropriate field and be able to provide evidence that all requirements have been met for completion of the Ph.D. prior to the effective date of hire. This is a limited term appointment, funded for one one-year from date of hire, with excellent possibility of renewal.

The position will be at the University Park campus of Penn State, within the town of State College. The 13-square-mile campus is home to more than 46,000 graduate, professional, and undergraduate students and more than 12,000 full time employees (faculty and staff). University Park is pedestrian and bike-friendly and features a mix of historic classroom buildings, modern architecture, and beautiful landscaping, including the Arboretum at Penn State which includes a 4+ acre Pollinator and Bird Garden. State College is a quintessential college town with a diverse population that offers residents many of the amenities of a larger urban environment, including a vibrant athletics program and performing arts community. State College is surrounded by multiple state parks which provide ample opportunity for outdoor recreation, and is within a few hours’ drive of New York, Washington, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Pittsburgh. State College is consistently ranked among the nation’s most livable cities. Additional information can be found at the Penn State Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (https://www.research.psu.edu/opa )

Interested candidates should include a letter of interest, a resume, and contact information for 2-3 professional references. Review of applications will begin September 1, 2021, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Preferred start date: January 1, 2022. Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Christina Grozinger, email cmg25@psu.edu .

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here .

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. 

EEO is the Law

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

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University Park, PA

CURRENT EMPLOYEES OR STUDENTS:

If you are a current employee (faculty, staff, technical service, or student) at Penn State, please login to Workday to complete the internal application process . If you are a current student at Penn State and seeking employment with Penn State, please login to Workday to complete the student application process .

JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

Penn State’s Department of Entomology and Insect Biodiversity Center is seeking a post-doctoral scholar research associate to study the transcriptional and epigenetic processes underlying complex phenotypes in bees. The candidate will join an interdisciplinary team of researchers examining how genetic variation, chromatin structure, and small RNAs interact to influence gene regulatory processes and gene networks underlying intragenomic conflict, caste differentiation, reproduction, social behavior, and/or adaptation to seasonal conditions. The primary model system will be honey bees (Apis mellifera ) but the project can be expanded to include comparative studies with other bee species. The position will be housed in the laboratory of Christina Grozinger and include collaborations with faculty in the Department of Entomology, Department of Biology, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Department of Physics.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in molecular biology, genomics, entomology, animal behavior, or related field

  • Experience in studying transcriptomics, gene regulatory processes, gene networks underlying complex phenotypes

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in ChIP-seq or ATAC-seq analyses

  • Familiarity with biology, behavior, and management of honey bees

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and with diverse teams of researchers

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully and efficiently complete research projects and write peer-reviewed manuscripts.

Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate in an appropriate field and be able to provide evidence that all requirements have been met for completion of the Ph.D. prior to the effective date of hire. This is a limited term appointment, funded for one one-year from date of hire, with excellent possibility of renewal.

The position will be at the University Park campus of Penn State, within the town of State College. The 13-square-mile campus is home to more than 46,000 graduate, professional, and undergraduate students and more than 12,000 full time employees (faculty and staff). University Park is pedestrian and bike-friendly and features a mix of historic classroom buildings, modern architecture, and beautiful landscaping, including the Arboretum at Penn State which includes a 4+ acre Pollinator and Bird Garden. State College is a quintessential college town with a diverse population that offers residents many of the amenities of a larger urban environment, including a vibrant athletics program and performing arts community. State College is surrounded by multiple state parks which provide ample opportunity for outdoor recreation, and is within a few hours’ drive of New York, Washington, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Pittsburgh. State College is consistently ranked among the nation’s most livable cities. Additional information can be found at the Penn State Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (https://www.research.psu.edu/opa )

Interested candidates should include a letter of interest, a resume, and contact information for 2-3 professional references. Review of applications will begin September 1, 2021, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Preferred start date: January 1, 2022. Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Christina Grozinger, email cmg25@psu.edu .

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here .

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. 

EEO is the Law

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

Affirmative Action

Penn State Policies

Copyright Information

Hotlines

University Park, PA

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