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Post Date: 04/11/2018
Close Date: 05/08/2018
North Dakota State University

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$30,000 - $49,999

Fargo, ND

Job Description:
An enthusiastic and highly motivated post-doctoral researcher is sought to join the lab of Dr. Britt Heidinger (britt.heidinger@ndsu.edu) in the Department of Biological Sciences at North Dakota State University (NDSU). This is a 24-month, NSF funded position to study the cross-generational consequences of stress exposure in house sparrows (Passer domesticus). This integrative project is being conducted in collaboration with Dr. David Westneat (david.westneat@uky.edu) at the University of Kentucky. The post-doc will primarily reside in Fargo, ND, but will also spend time in Lexington, KY. During this position, the post-doc will gain valuable experience in research design, endocrine and molecular techniques, advanced statistical modeling including the use of animal models, and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students. The post-doc is also encouraged to pursue independent lines of research related to this project, which may include analyses of a unique, long-term database. The start date is somewhat flexible, but ideally will begin before August 1, 2018.
Applicants must submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a description of research experience (2 pages maximum) under Research Plan, and contact information (including telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) for three professional references under Other Document 1. All application materials must be submitted online at www.jobs.ndsu.edu.
Screening will begin 5/8/18
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Minimum Requirements:
Candidates must 1) have a Ph.D. degree in biological sciences or a related discipline from an accredited institution; 2) have a demonstrated interest in research in physiological or behavioral ecology; and 3) have strong oral and written communication skills, including an ability to work as part of team and collaborate with others.
Preferred Requirements:
Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated interest in 1) stress physiology; 2) senescence; 3) the long-term effects of early life conditions; and experience with: 4) animal models 5) EIA hormone assays, 6) qPCR and 7) avian systems.

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