Postdoctoral fellow in Biomass Sorghum Feedstock production at PVAMU, NW-Houston TX

Available Job: Postdoctoral fellow in Biomass Sorghum Feedstock production at PVAMU, NW-Houston TX

Position Description:
This position is responsible for conducting the biochemical, molecular and chemical analyses aspects that are in progress at the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences as part of the on-going multi-institutional project on biomass sorghum feedstock production head-quartered at the Department of Soil and Crop Science, Texas A&M University (TAMU), College Station, TX. Primary duties include but are not limited to working under the supervision of the project and biomass sorghum project management at Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU); ensuring that the objectives of the sub-project at PVAMU are being met in a sequential timely manner with the objectives of the project; conducting purification, molecular, chemical and kinetics characterizations of biological macromolecules (enzymes, carbohydrates, fats, nucleic acidsk, etc.) of the biomass sorghum and corn tissues and feed stocks. The successful candidate will also be responsible for assisting the research scientist with documenting, analyzing and preparing the research data and outcomes for presentation to the project investigators and dissemination in a variety of forums including a role in communicating the results through official channels to campus community and stakeholders; participating in the logistical coordination of projects with TAMU, and publish or co-author at least two manuscripts on the research results/outcomes. In addition, this position will be expected to manage the laboratory inventory and chemical safety compliance; participate 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 (vegetable, fruit, forage, medicinal plants, etc.) already approved by the Plan of Work of the College and Institutional Review Board. The successful candidate will also be responsible for training and mentoring work study students, technicians, specialist, and scholars assigned to the Plant Systems laboratory.

The CAHS seeks a candidate with excellent supervisory, interpersonal, writing, and editing skills, in addition to effective public speaking, analytical, quantitative and computer skills. It is vital that the successful candidate has the ability to work independently with minimal supervision and in a collaborative environment while providing leadership conducive to consensus building and team work. Candidates must have the proven ability to work under pressure to meet both internal and external deadlines, communicate with an ethnically and culturally diverse research community, and have the ability to contribute to a positive university experience for each and every student. Candidates will also be expected to assist in achieving the university’s commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and service.

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