standard POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS ON INSECT VECTORS OF PLANT VIRUSES

In support of a large multi-investigator DARPA-funded initiative to develop vectored plant viruses that could edit plant genomes, four postdoctoral positions are available at North Carolina State University.

1) Transgenesis. Transgenic strains of plant vectors carrying conditional lethal genes. The fellow will initially develop transgenic technology for selected insect vectors and then apply conditional lethal systems developed in the Scott Lab. For more information contact Max Scott at mjscptt3@ncsu.edu and apply online at https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/86750

2) Viral Transmission. The fellow will study cereal aphids and barley yellow dwarf viruses to characterize vector transmission dynamics, viruliferous vector dispersal in monoculture and mixed host populations under controlled environments, and plant host specificity using quantitative ecological and transcriptomics tools. For more information contact Dorith Rotenberg drotenb@ncsu.edu and apply online at https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/88202

3) Insect-Virus Interactions (1). The fellow will initially focus on the basic biology of leafhopper and planthopper-borne virus-plant interactions. Further research will be aimed at understanding the molecular basis of virus transmission by vectors. For more information contact Anna Whitfield awhitfi@ncsu.edu and apply online at https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/88119

4) Insect-Virus Interactions (2). The fellow will initially focus on the basic biology of aphid borne virus-plant interactions. Further research will be aimed at understanding the molecular basis of virus transmission by vectors. For more information contact Tim Sit, tim@ncsu.edu and apply online at https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/88124

For the postdoctoral positions on the plant virus, a Ph.D. in Entomology or Plant Pathology with an emphasis in Plant Virology/Vector Interactions is desirable.

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