Job:Postdoctoral Scholar Position in Plant Systems Immunology @ Ohio State University (Columbus Ohio, USA)
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Position Description

Two postdoc 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 highly self-motivated applicants for some very exciting new projects. More information can be found on 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.
  2. High motivation in plant research with excellent problem-solving, communication, and mentoring skills, and ability to work independently and cooperatively.
  3. Proven experience (e.g., first-author publications) in plant molecular genetics, cell biology, biochemistry, genetic engineering, and/or biotechnology.
  4. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in next generation sequencing and cell imaging techniques.


Positivity – Maintain a positive outlook and courtesy for all lab, perform active mentorship of junior lab members and be a good collaborator and team player.

Persistence – Be persistent in scientific discoveries and relentlessly push the boundary of human knowledge.

Accountability – Willing to be transparent in communication, take responsibilities and strive for excellence.

Enjoy science and have fun!

Term of Hire

The postdoctoral scholar position is initially a two-year appointment, renewable for up to three additional years, depending on performance and availability of funds, and upon mutual agreement.

Application Materials

Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Shuai Huang at Please attach a single PDF file to your application containing: 1) a cover letter describing research interests and career goals, 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) names and contacts of three references. 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.

Representative Publications

Kim et al., Nature. PMID: 35768511
Gaudet et al., Science. PMID: 34437126

Huang et al., Nature. PMID: 34040255
Huang et al., Curr Opin Immunol. PMID: 31176142
Wu et al., Elife. PMID: 28362261
Huang et al., Mol Plant. PMID: 27756575
Huang et al., Cell Host Microbe. PMID: 2686717
Huang et al., Plant J. PMID: 24889324

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