North Dakota State University
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$30,000 - $49,999
The Department of Microbiological Sciences at North Dakota State University seeks a postdoctoral research associate to work on ecology and evolution of microbes, including foodborne pathogens. The researcher will be responsible for population genomic analysis to determine the mechanisms of adaptive divergence in non-host habitats and development of new research projects in these areas. The researcher will be expected to analyze and interpret data and to publish in peer-reviewed journals. The researcher will also be a resource and collaborator for other researchers on similar projects examining the evolution of virulence and the evolutionary underpinnings of phenotypic plasticity in microbes. The position is available with a one-year appointment upon the identification of a suitable candidate and may be renewed contingent upon good job performance and available funding.
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• Ph.D. degree in microbiology, evolutionary genomics or a related field.
• Proficient in computational biology and bioinformatics.
• A basic knowledge of microbial biochemistry and/or physiology.
• Ability to work independently and on a team to accomplish research goals.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Prior experience with phylogenetic analysis, spatial ecology and/or molecular microbiology.
• Practical experience with software programming, including: R, Java, and GIS.
• A good record of publications in peer-reviewed journals.