Post Doctoral Scholar

The Ohio State University

Job Description

Full job description

Two Post Doctoral Scholar positions are available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Shuai Huang at The Ohio State University. The Huang lab of plant systems immunology focuses on the molecular and biochemical mechanisms of phase-separated assemblies in plant health and disease. There are three main directions of research in the lab: 1) systems approach for a detailed understanding of phase separation control of gene expression; 2) molecular, cellular and biochemical characterization of defense signal flow through membrane-less condensates; 3) bioengineering and synthetic approaches of immune condensates to benefit agriculture and human health. We are seeking two Post Doctoral Scholars to enhance this research by designing and executing experiments, conducting data analysis, and interpreting results through reports and presentations. The Post Doctoral Scholars will also write for grant opportunities and draft manuscripts for peer-reviewed research articles. For more information on the lab, please visit our website:



1. The candidate must have a Ph.D. degree by the time of hire in plant molecular biology, cell biology, plant genetics, biochemistry or a closely related field.

3. Any proven experience (e.g., first-author publications) in plant molecular genetics, cell biology, biochemistry, genetic engineering, and/or biotechnology will be considered.

4. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in next generation sequencing and cell imaging techniques.

Term of hire

The Post Doctoral Scholar position is initially a one-year appointment, renewable for up to five years, depending on performance and availability of funds, and upon mutual agreement.

Application Materials

Please attach a single PDF file onto your Workday application containing 1) a cover letter describing research interests and career goals, 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) names and contacts of three references in your Workday application. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Only those selected for interview will be contacted.

Pay Rate

Competitive salary plus generous benefits dependent on experience.

The Department of Molecular Genetics within the College of Arts and Sciences seeks two Post Doctoral Scholars to join our team. The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college and the academic heart of the university. The College hosts 81 majors. With 38 departments, 20+ world-class research centers, and more than 2,000 faculty and staff members, students have the unique opportunity to study with the best artists, scholars, and scientists in their field. The College values diversity and offers a supportive, open, and inclusive community.


The pay range for this job profile is $51,000 - $57,000. The offer for this position will fall within this range based on internal equity, unit's available budget, and the candidate's qualifications.


Ohio State is focused on enhancing the health and safety of our community. Therefore, the university is requiring every student, faculty and staff member to be compliant with Ohio State’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement.


By the start of employment, all newly hired employees must receive at least the first dose of a two-dose series or a single dose of a one-dose series COVID-19 vaccination. Individuals who choose a two-dose series vaccination must receive the second dose within 45 days of their start date. Proof of vaccination will be required at time of hire.


Candidates may request a medical or religious exemption from the vaccination requirement. Campus employees may also request an exemption for personal reasons. Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, College of Medicine or OSUP Employees are not eligible for personal exemptions. All exemptions are subject to Ohio State’s approval and subject to change, including revocation, due to legal and regulatory requirements.

Term (Fixed Term) 40 First Shift

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