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The Harnessing Plant Initiative (HPI) at the Salk Institute aims to develop crop plants that sequester more carbon via extensive root systems containing recalcitrant carbon polymers to fight climate change. A major component of this research is to conduct genetic and genomic analyses to identify and understand relevant traits, and then modify these traits in crops and non-model plants. The Research Scientist will translate gene and trait concept targets from model plants into editing strategies in crop and non-model plants. The incumbent will work closely with discovery teams and computational scientists to develop editing strategies. The incumbent will develop new editing strategies or methods to meet the trait concept goals when such technologies do not exist. The incumbent will carry out editing in specific crop and non-model plants and manage third party editing and transformation interactions. The incumbent will also develop timelines for transitioning edited plants to the greenhouse and field studies.
(100%) – Experimental Research - Gene Editing
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
This position requires constant adjusting focus, grasping, hearing, keying, seeing, siting, talking, analyzing, calculating, communicating, reading, reasoning, writing and working inside.
Experience with current CRISPR genome editing tools and strategies. Experience with crop and non-model genome editing. Minimum 3 years of related post PhD research or equivalent
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