Function: Trait Research
State/Province: North Carolina [NC]
Country: United States [US]
Position Title: Senior Research Scientist1- Molecular Biochemist
Job ID: 3048
*This position will mainly support mode of action studies of insecticidal traits for global biostress trait research and development.
*To work on multiple tasks in support of project goals.
*To be a responsible team member who diligently works to deliver group objectives.
*A bench scientist who can conduct experiments independently and professionally
*To provide up-to-date biotech knowledge and technical support for biostress trait characterization
*To deliver technical objectives timely in a team environment.
*Join troubleshooting activities for scientific challenges.
Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
*Expert of mode of action of insecticidal proteins
*Strong protein biochemistry lab skills
*A strong interest in and knowledge of agricultural biotechnology is necessary in addition to accomplishments in all aspects of transgenic work
*PhD degree in biochemistry, molecular biology or related areas
*Microbial proteinaceous toxins and their receptors
*Strong knowledge in protein biochemistry, especially in ligand and receptor interactions
*Knowledge in insecticidal proteins and insect physiology
*Characterization of mode of action of microbial toxin proteins
*Protein production and purification
*Relevant laboratory experience working with bacteria, yeast, insect and/or plant cells
*Experience of quality management system, collaboration management, and/or skill of handling and dissecting insects is a plus
*Toxin/receptor ligand blot analysis and toxin competition binding assay
*Characterization of toxin and receptor interactions
*Characterization of pores formed in membranes
*Strong protein biochemistry, molecular biology and cell biology-related skills
*Excellent troubleshooting, data analysis and reporting skills
*Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written
*Builds a culture of innovation
*Collaborates across boundaries
*Communicates with impact
Critical Success Factors & Key Challenges:
*Must be able to work proficiently in a team-based, project-focused, and changing environment.
*Has solid integrated trait knowledge and solutions for the future biotechnology.
*Has a can-do attitude.
*Enjoys solving technical challenges.
*Must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
*All applicants must be eligible to work in the US.
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