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Postdoctoral Position at Novartis

Novartis Agribusiness Biotechnology Research, Inc.

3054 Cornwallis Road, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709

Novartis Agribusiness Biotechnology Research, Inc., a division of Novartis, the world's leading life sciences company, (www.novartis.com) seeks a postdoctoral fellow to join a research group whose goal is to develop and apply genetic and functional genomic technology leading to the discovery of novel targets for the control of insect pests and nematodes. The successful candidate will perform genetic analysis on the model nematode C. elegans using both forward and reverse genetic approaches. A Ph.D. in molecular biology, genetics, or related discipline is required. Candidates should have a strong background in molecular genetics and be familiar with the model system C. elegans.

The project will function within the dynamic environment of our state-of-the-art Biotechnology Research Center, which provides high-throughput DNA sequencing, arraying, and bioinformatics support as well as a collegial environment comprising project teams from Novartis Animal Health, Seeds biotechnology and Pharmaceutical sectors. Novartis encourages scientific publication.

We are located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, well known as The Triangle. The Triangle gets its name from the triangle shaped by drawing lines between three research universities - Duke University in Durham, the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University in Raleigh. The candidate will join a growing and exciting community of C. elegans and Drosophila researchers in the area. The Triangle is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in the United States.

Please email a CV, a cover letter explaining your interests and time frame together with names of three references to: biotech.jobs@nabri.novartis.com. Please indicate 'C. elegans post doc position' in the subject area of the email.