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Post Date: 11/04/2020
Close Date: 12/03/2020
North Dakota State University

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$30,000 - $49,999

Fargo ,ND

Job Description:
Position Description & Details:

An enthusiastic and highly motivated post-doctoral researcher is sought to join the lab of Dr. Britt Heidinger (britt.heidinger@ndsu.edu) in the Department of Biological Sciences at North Dakota State University (NDSU). This is a 12-month, NSF funded position (with the possibility of renewal) to study the mechanisms (physiological and transcriptomic) that underlie the rapid phenotypic diversification of body size and other life-history traits along a latitudinal gradient in house sparrows (Passer domesticus). This project is highly integrative and will include experimental fieldwork, hormone assays, qPCR, transcriptomics, and the measurement of contemporary and historical museum specimens. The post-doc will reside in Fargo, ND, but will also help coordinate and conduct fieldwork along a latitudinal temperature gradient including sites in Lawrence, KS, and Baton Rouge, LA. During this position, the post-doc will gain valuable experience in research design, endocrine and molecular techniques, and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students. The post-doc is also encouraged to pursue independent lines of research related to this general theme, which may include analyses of a unique collection of museum specimens. The start date is somewhat flexible, but ideally will begin before March 1st, 2020.

Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with education and experience

Applicant Materials Required:

Applicants must submit a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; a description of research experience (2 pages maximum); and contact information (including telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) for three professional references. All application materials must be submitted online at https://adminsys.ndus.edu/psp/recruit/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=2922683&PostingSeq=1

Review of applications will begin December 3 and continue until the position is filled.

Questions regarding the search may be sent to britt.heidinger@ndsu.edu



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.
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.

EO/AA Statement:

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.

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must 1) have a Ph.D. degree in biological sciences or a related discipline from an accredited institution; 2) have a demonstrated interest in research in evolutionary and physiological ecology; and 3) have strong oral and written communication skills, including an ability to coordinate and work as part of a research team.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated experience in 1) field research; 2) transcriptomics; 3) qPCR; 4) hormone assays; and 5) avian systems.

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