North Dakota State University
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$30,000 - $49,999
Position Description & Details:
A full-time postdoctoral research fellow position is available at the Department of Plant Sciences at North Dakota State University (NDSU), Fargo. The successful candidate will work closely with the NDSU Oat breeding program and the USDA-ARS Fargo Genotyping Laboratory and should have experience in plant breeding techniques, crossing in oats, molecular mapping, molecular genotyping, physical mapping, QTL analysis, association mapping, breeding/marker assisted selection, data analysis. The candidate will develop bi- and multi-parent mapping populations in oat to investigate the molecular and genetic mechanism of key economic traits of oat particularly Beta glucan inheritance, yield and yield component traits, and plant resistance to stem and crown rust. The candidate will also perform association mapping studies with bi-parental and breeding populations currently under field evaluation. The fellow will be active in generating, collecting, and analyzing high-throughput genotyping and phenotyping data in the laboratory, greenhouse, and field trials. The position is for two years with possibility of extension subject to performance and funding availability.
Advertised Salary: $42,000
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.
Screening will begin 11/10/20
No Smoking Notice:
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 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.
Veteran’s Preference Notice:
This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran’s Preference requirements.
A PhD in genetics, plant sciences, molecular biology, plant pathology or related fields is required.
Excellent oral and written communications skills.
Demonstrated ability in statistical analysis programming language (R, python) is required.
Expertise with oat crossing and phenotyping.
Able to work independently as well as in a team-oriented environment.