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Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research, Postbac Fellow, Translational Research

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an IBP member program

Academic Level:
Graduate Students (Masters)

Full-time paid fellowship with benefits. This is a 1-year fellowship, extendable one year. Anticipated start in January.

OUR ORGANIZATION: Working from a sincere interest in issues of social justice, The Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI) was founded in 1924, believing that basic plant research could lead to real societal benefit. BTI's sixteen faculty-run laboratories and greenhouse facilities are staffed by more than 110 researchers from more than forty countries. The research out of these labs has the potential to improve important food crops, environmental protection, and human and animal health.

ABOUT THIS POSITION: BTI has launched Vault, a translational program focusing on advancing technologies emerging from BTI research labs towards commercialization.

The fellow will join BTI's translational program and be responsible for conducting research for selected projects, establishing proof-of-concept and validation experiments, producing data for intellectual property protection and expanding the value of promising technologies. Specifically, the fellow will assist two research scientists with different aspects of the research program: the fellow will primarily focus on the development of the new generation of HighFive cells, but will also have the opportunity to support other projects in molecular biology and plant science.

The postbac fellow should be eager to learn new skills and be able to easily adapt to new projects. In the course of this fellowship, the fellow will acquire important laboratory skills, an understanding of translational research, technology development, and gain familiarity with the importance of intellectual property protection, marketing and licensing on technology development.

Applicants should be recent B.S. or M.S. graduate wishing to gain research experience and planning to apply for graduate school or join industry.

Please visit our website to learn more about the position, the requirements, and how to apply!
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Application Deadline: 9/15/2023

Participating Institution(s):
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Cornell University (Lead)
Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Cellular Biology
Molecular Biology
Plant Sciences

Cell Culture
Experiment Design and Analysis
Molecular Biology
Plant Biology
Plant Genetics
Plant Pathology
Plant Physiology
Plant Systems Biology
Technology Transfer

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Page last updated 9/6/2023
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