DuPont Postdoctoral Research Scientist – Molecular Plant Pathology in Johnston, Iowa

Postdoctoral Research Scientist – Molecular Plant Pathology (Job Number: RES00004061)


The Postdoctoral Research Scientist will serve as an integral member of a research team focused on disease resistance gene discovery and characterization in major crops. This role will involve conducting novel research activities towards disease assay development and understanding host-pathogen interactions to facilitate gene discovery and characterization efforts. We are looking for a highly motivated scientist with strong technical background, strong communication and interpersonal skills, and excellent problem solving abilities.


• Develop and implement assays as rapid predictors for disease resistance or susceptibility.

• Explore diverse approaches to understand the mechanism of resistance for previously identified genes.

• Provide scientific expertise and leadership to the projects. Work with team members to implement and achieve project goals.

• Communicate with relevant parties on project progress and recommendations. Summarize plans and progress in written reports and oral presentations.

• Remain current on new technologies through relevant literature and participation in professional meetings.

• Document inventions and discoveries by the team through regular lab notebook entries, patent filings and scientific publications.



• PhD in Molecular Plant Pathology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or related field


• Demonstrated strong understanding of host-pathogen interactions.

Extensive experiences in standard molecular biology and biochemistry techniques.

• Basic bioinformatics skills and ability to work with large datasets is advantageous

• Demonstrated skills in written and verbal communications, and interpersonal relationships.

• Must be self-motivated, with the ability to work both independently with minimal supervision and as a team member.

Primary Location: NA-United States-Iowa-Johnston

Organization: Pioneer

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: Doctorate Degree (over 19 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Experienced

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