Position: Postdoctoral Fellow
Position ID: PB-S095-771
The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to work on a NASA-funded project that focuses on evaluating how microgravity impacts plant gene expression, root development, cytoskeletal organization and cell wall architecture in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. The project will also involve the evaluation of Arabidopsis mutants with defects in root development, cytoskeletal structure and gravitropism that were isolated based on previous spaceflight studies. Research will be conducted in the laboratory of Dr. Elison Blancaflor in the Plant Biology Division. The appointment will be initially for one year and funding for additional years (up to 3 years total possible) is dependent on progress and continued funding by NASA.
A Ph.D. in plant biochemistry, plant molecular biology, cell biology, or genetics is required. The ideal candidate should demonstrate strong communication skills, be self-motivated, and have the ability to work independently.
The Noble Foundation is a private, non-profit organization focused on the improvement of agriculture with state-of-the-art research, greenhouse, laboratory, and office facilities. The Foundation offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience and excellent benefits. Questions or requests for more information can be directed to Dr. Elison Blancaflor at [hidden email].
Application Instructions: Applicants are requested to apply online by completing the application and submitting a C.V., contact information for three references (excluding relatives), and a cover letter explaining interest in the position and career goals. If applicant does not have the ability to upload the additional documents they can be faxed to (580) 224-6240 (please include position number), but the application should be completed and submitted online. Applications will be accepted until a candidate is hired. Interested applicants should apply immediately.
The Noble Foundation is one of the 50 largest private foundations in the United States. It carries out agricultural consultation and education, plant biology research, and provides grants to qualifying nonprofit organizations. The Foundation's operations are funded from earnings on invested assets in excess of $900 million.
The Noble Foundation offers a competitive salary, a full benefits package including medical and dental coverage, paid holidays and vacations, and a pleasant working environment with an international staff from 15 different countries.
The Noble Foundation is located in Ardmore, Oklahoma, a community of 25,000 people located 90 minutes north of Dallas, Texas, and 90 minutes south of Oklahoma City. Ardmore is located just south of the Arbuckle Mountains and is within a half-hour drive of three large lakes, two state parks, several waterfalls, five golf courses, and a national recreational area.
The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Inc.
Human Resources Department
Position Number: PB-S095-771
2510 Sam Noble Parkway
Ardmore, OK 73401
E-mail: [hidden email] Website: www.noble.org/