Postdoctoral Researcher (Plant Systems)

  • Prairie View A&M University
  • Prairie View, TX, USA
  • Mar 23, 2022
Full time Biology/Biotechnology/Life Sciences Postdoctoral Positions

Job Description


Prairie View A&M University

Postdoctoral Researcher (Plant Systems)

Job Title
Postdoctoral Researcher (Plant Systems)

Prairie View A&M University

Adloc Cooperative Agriculture And Research Center

Proposed Minimum Salary

Job Location
Prairie View, Texas

Job Type

Job Description

This position is responsible for conducting the botanical, molecular and chemical characterization and bio-engineering of the medicinal plants species including Industrial Hemp (Cannabis sativa).

This position is funded by a grant or restricted funds. Continued employment is contingent on the renewal of grant or restricted funding.


  • Works under the supervision of the Research Scientist in the medicinal plant research; ensures that the objectives of the project are being met in a sequential timely manner and conducting botanical, molecular and chemical characterizations of selected medicinal plant species to develop a comprehensive reference system to evaluate their authentication.
  • Manages the laboratory inventory and chemical safety compliance; participates in research proposal writing with an interdisciplinary team of research scientists for external funding in support of the research, extension, and teaching projects of the Plant Systems and engage in research on other crops (specialty vegetables and fruits, forage, etc.) already approved by the Plan of Work of the College and Institutional Review Board.
  • Assists the research scientist with documenting, analyzing and preparing the research data and outcomes for presentation tot he project investigators and dissemination in a variety of forums including a role in communicating the results through official channels to campus community and stakeholders and publish or co-author at least two manuscripts on the research results/outcomes.
  • Trains and mentors student workers, technicians, specialists, and scholars assigned to the Plant Systems laboratory and greenhouses.
  • Performs identity testing on botanical raw materials in the products using various standardized methods and procedures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:

  • Ph.D. in plant biology, systematics, molecular and/or cell biology, biochemistry or related field
  • No prior experience required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience with CRISPR-Cas9 technology
  • Record of refereed journal article publication
  • Experience with DNA manipulation, cloning, and plasmid construction
  • Research experience with cannabis
  • Research publications employing CRISPR-Cas9 for use with plants
  • Evidence of strong research-related writing and communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience in mentoring students

Job Posting Close Date:

  • 3/21/22

Required Attachments:

Please attach all required documents listed below in the attachment box labeled as either “Resume/CV or Resume/Cover Letter” on the application. Multiple attachments may be included in the “Resume/CV” or Resume/Cover Letter” attachment box. Any additional attachments provided outside of the required documents listed below are considered optional.

  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter

Application Submission Guidelines:

All applicants are required to apply via our Career Site on or before the closing date indicated on the job posting. Applicant inquiries received via email and websites such as Indeed, HigherEdJobs, etc. will not be considered unless the individual has applied to the available position via the PVAMU Career site.

The required documents listed in the above "Required Attachments" section must be attached to the application prior to the job closing date indicated to ensure full consideration for the application submitted. Please contact the Office of Human Resource on or before the closing date indicated above at 936-261-1730 or should you need assistance with the online application process.

Background Check Requirements:

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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For more than 140 years, Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) has been igniting passion in its students. With an established reputation for producing engineers, nurses and educators, PVAMU offers baccalaureate degrees, master’s degrees and doctoral degree programs through nine colleges and schools. The University has an enrollment of more than 8,500 students. Designated an institution of “the first class” in the Texas Constitution, PVAMU is the second-oldest public institution of higher education in the state and a member of The Texas A&M University System. The University is dedicated to fulfilling its land-grant mission of achieving excellence in teaching, research and service.

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