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postdoc (simsek)
Post Date: 10/06/2020
Close Date: 11/02/2020
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 on post-harvest physiology, and meristem dormancy and tuber sprouting in potato. This position involves multi-omics data integration to identify and refine the regulatory molecular mechanisms and pathways that could serve as novel targets for manipulation of meristem dormancy in potato tubers. A successful candidate should be well-trained in plant physiology, molecular biology, omics methodologies (e.g., transcriptome, metabolome, and hormone profiling) and bioinformatics. The incumbent will: i) design and perform experiments; ii) keep appropriate experimental records and documentation; iii) analyze large-scale omics data, iv) integrate and summarize results; v) provide routine progress reports to the research team; vi) disseminate results through presentations and refereed journal publications. The appointment is for 12 months with extension possible depending on satisfactory performance and funding.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must submit: i) a cover letter discussing how the stated qualifications are met; ii) a detailed curriculum vitae; iii) a list of publications; iv) contact information (i.e., names, phone numbers, institutional addresses, and email addresses) of three current references from the most recent positions held.


NDSU offers a comprehensive benefits package with includes single or family health insurance coverage with premiums paid for by the university – with an effective date for new employees the first of the month following date of hire. Other benefits include, wellness benefits, basic life insurance, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual leave, EAP, sick leave and holiday pay. Optional benefits include supplemental life, dental, vision, long-term care insurance, flexible spending account, and supplemental retirement plans.

Minimum Qualifications:

PhD in plant physiology, genetics, genomics, molecular biology, computational biology, or related field.
Working experience in utilizing omics methods (e.g., transcriptome, metabolome, hormone profiling)
Working experience in bioinformatics to analyze and integrate multi-omics data
Ability to initiate and accomplish research goals in a timely and efficient manner
Demonstrated ability to publish research results in peer-reviewed journals
Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
Effective written and verbal communication skills and able to work with others in a multicultural environment

Preferred Qualifications:

Prior working experience in potato physiology, meristem dormancy and tuber sprouting
Prior working experience in integrating multi-omics methods to investigate complex biological and physiological process
A good record of publications in peer-reviewed journals

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