North Dakota State University
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$30,000 - $49,999
An enthusiastic and highly motivated post-doctoral researcher is sought to join the lab of Dr. Britt Heidinger (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 (email@example.com) 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
As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.
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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.
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.