POSTDOCTORAL POSITION –BT TOXIN ENGINEERING

A postdoctoral research associate position is available to conduct industry-supported research in the laboratory of Dr. Bryony C. Bonning in the Department of Entomology at Iowa State University. The project deals with modification of toxins derived from Bacillus thuringiensis for enhanced toxicity against selected insect pests (See N.P. Chougule et al., 2013 Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA). The appointment will be for one year initially with potential for renewal. Salary will be a minimum of $43,050 according to experience.

Qualifications: Applicants should have a PhD in entomology, microbiology, biochemistry or a related area, research experience with insects and solid molecular biology and biochemistry skills. Experience with insect physiology and Bt toxins advantageous.

Environment: The lab provides outstanding infrastructure for cutting edge research and has a strong record of innovation and trainee placement within the agricultural biotechnology industry sector, USDA and academia. Iowa State University is committed to maintaining its status as a top institution in plant sciences (see www.plantsciences.iastate.edu/) and is the lead site for the National Science Foundation Center for Arthropod Management Technologies (see http://camtech.ent.iastate.edu/). Outstanding biotechnology facilities (including nucleic acid, protein, microscopy, and plant transformation) are available. The diverse faculty has strengths in both basic and applied research, and strong collaborative and interdepartmental interactions. Ames, Iowa combines a relaxing, safe, clean, friendly small town environment with the intellectual stimuli expected of a world-class university community.

Application: Email a single pdf file with “PD application” in the subject line containing 1) a statement of research experience, interests and career goals, 2) curriculum vitae including complete publication list, 3) names, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers for three references to:

Dr. Bryony C. Bonning
E-mail: bbonning@iastate.edu
Web site: http://www.ent.iastate.edu/dept/faculty/bonningb/

Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

Iowa State University is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.

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