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Post Date: 11/01/2018
Close Date: 11/30/2018
North Dakota State University

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$30,000 - $49,999

Fargo, ND

Job Description:
Seeking a postdoctoral research fellow with experience in manuscript publication, genomic selection, large data handling, statistical analysis, and plant breeding. Responsibilities to include: 1) Prediction of wheat end-use quality traits and disease resistance through traditional modeling and genomic techniques; 2) Introgression of novel traits into adapted germplasm via marker assisted backcrossing; and 3) Participation in wheat breeding activities in the seed laboratory, greenhouse, and field. This person will function as part of a large team in an applied wheat breeding program with the goal of developing hard spring wheat cultivars. Individual will work with the wheat breeding staff and colleagues in the Department of Plant Sciences. Continued employment contingent on satisfactory job performance and funding.
Please submit names and addresses, including phone and Email address, of three CURRENT references from most recent positions held. Screening will begin 11/30/18
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.
North Dakota State University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.

Minimum Requirements:

•Ph.D. in plant breeding and genetics, or related discipline
•Extensive experience in managing large datasets and statistical analysis
•Excellent oral and written communication skills
•Demonstrated record of publishing in peer reviewed journals
•Experience with genome wide association analysis, genomic selection
•Ability to perform all field and greenhouse activities
•Ability to work in a team oriented environment
Preferred Requirements:
•Experience in wheat breeding and genetics
•Experience of familiarity with wheat baking quality
•Experience working effectively in diverse groups

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