Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Raleigh, NC

The Postdoctoral Research Scholar will be part of a collaborative team using molecular, cellular, and –omics approaches to study plant-virus-vector interactions. The primary objective of the position is to develop infectious clones of -sense and/or +sense viruses infecting plants. The incumbent will work with insect-transmitted viruses. Initial work will focus on characterizing the basic biology of the virus and optimizing carrying capacity and vector transmission. The postdoc will also mentor and manage undergraduate researchers. The postdoc will meet frequently with Dr. Whitfield to discuss best practices in grant writing, manuscript preparation, and mentoring.