Research Associate 1 FTT
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Ardmore, OK 73401
Research Associate I – FTT
Job Locations: US-OK-Ardmore
Job ID: 2019-1633
- of Openings: 1
Classification: Full-Time Temporary
Field of Research: Genomics and Microscopy
Education: BS in plant sciences or biological sciences is required
The Noble Research Institute LLC is seeking a Research Associate to support work on a NASA-funded project. The project will involve assisting lab personnel with the use of microgravity simulators (clinostats and random positioning machines) at the Noble Research Institute in Oklahoma and at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Microgravity Simulation Support Facility (MSSF) in Florida. Research will be in the Plant Cell Biology group under the direction of Dr. Elison Blancaflor.
This temporary position is funded through a grant from NASA. Funding for this temporary position is for up to two years and is scheduled to end on or before July 25, 2021. Funding beyond this date for an additional one year is possible but will be based on approval from NASA.
EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled
The successful applicant with be responsible for supporting research projects related to a better understand the role of the actin cytoskeleton in plant development that will help guide NASA’s mission of developing advanced life support systems for future spaceflight missions. Duties of the position will include, but are not limited to, planting, media preparation, computer-based measurements of plants, microscopy of plants grown on microgravity analogs and other duties assigned by lab personnel.
Bachelor degree in the plant sciences or biological sciences is required. The ideal candidate should be driven and self-motivated and have the patience to learn new techniques.