Postdoctoral Research Associate
Peg Redinbaugh
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Post Date: Jun 19, 2017
Job Type: Full time
Degree Requirement: Ph.D.
Years Experience: Entry Level
Start Date: immediately
Salary: $48,000
Location: US - Ohio
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Be part of Team Maize Hopper, a multidisciplinary project to modify crop genomes using engineered viruses delivered by insect vectors. We are seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Dept. Plant Pathology, Ohio State University – Ohio Agriculture Research and Development Center in Wooster, OH to: 1) develop infectious cDNA clones for the maize-infecting rhabdovirus, maize fine streak virus (MFSV); 2) develop methods for ‘launching’ viral cDNAs; 3) express reporter and CRISPR/Cas constructs from the viral cDNA; 5) modify viral cDNA to optimize construct stability, inserted sequence expression and insect transmission, while reducing virus-induced symptoms; and 4) publish results in peer-reviewed journals. The Postdoc will be mentored by Drs. Peg Redinbaugh, Guo-Liang Wang and Lucy Stewart, and will develop skill in development and engineering of infectious clones for genome modification. The Postdoc will have opportunities to interact and work with a multidisciplinary team of virologists, vector biologists, entomologists and plant scientists at OSU, USDA-ARS, North Carolina State Univ. and Oklahoma State Univ.

A Ph.D. in Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Plant Pathology or a closely related field required. Requires successful completion of a criminal background check. The ideal candidate has expertise in developing and manipulating infectious virus cDNAs, optimizing expression of foreign sequences from viral cDNAs, data analysis and reporting. A desire to work on a strong multidisciplinary research team, and/or experience with engineering negative sense RNA viruses is a plus.

For further information, please contact Dr. Peg Redinbaugh ( ) or Dr. Guo-Liang Wang ( The position will be officially posted at in the very near future, and will be available immediately.

Contact Details
Name: Ohio State University
Department: Plant Pathology
Address: OARDC, 1680 Madison Ave.
City: Wooster
State/Province: Ohio
Zipcode: 44691
Country: United States
Ph: 3302633965