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Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Post Date: 11/06/2019
Close Date: 12/05/2019
North Dakota State University

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$30,000 - $49,999

Fargo, ND

Job Description:
The Department of Plant Sciences at North Dakota State University is seeking a postdoctoral research associate to work in the area of genomics and quantitative genetics of pulse crops. This position involves studying the genetic basis of agronomic and quality traits in pulse crops, and applying genome-wide prediction models for evaluating the genetic merit of breeding progenies. The incumbent is responsible for genotyping and phenotyping of breeding populations in pulse crops, as well as building and testing of models for genome-wide association mapping and genomic prediction. In addition to internally developed datasets, the successful candidate will use publicly available datasets and has the opportunity to seek additional funding to conduct follow-up studies. There are opportunities to improve individual’s biocomputing skills through tutorials hosted by the NDSU Center for Computationally Assisted Science and Technology, https://www.ccast.ndsu.edu/home/.
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Screening will begin 12/5/19
North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable
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Minimum Requirements:
•PhD in quantitative genetics, genomics, plant breeding, or related field.
•Proficiency in the statistical programming language R, Perl, Python, or other programming languages.
•A demonstrated ability to publish original research in peer-reviewed journals is preferred.
•Strong written and verbal communication skills and able to work with others in a multicultural environment.
Preferred Requirements:
•Hands-on experience in analyzing large genomic and phenotypic datasets
•Experience on setting up field experimental design and trait evaluation
•Proficiency in the statistical programming language R, Perl, Python, or other programming languages.

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