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Post Date: 11/09/2020
Close Date: 12/31/2020
PO Box 6150, Dept 3140

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$30,000 - $49,999


Job Description:
Position Description & Details:
The Department of Plant Pathology at North Dakota State University seeks a Microbiologist to conduct research on diseases of economic importance to the potato industry. A successful candidate will i) Conduct research on potato pathogens to develop disease management strategies and tactics; ii) manage data and information; iii) publish research and present results; iv) support the PI in development of new and existing projects towards the goal of advancing research and disseminating results through reports, presentations and refereed journal publications. A successful candidate must be well-trained in classical and modern areas of plant pathology. The appointment is for 12 months with extension possible depending on satisfactory performance and funding.

Salary: $36,000+/year

Required Applicant Documents:
Resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references.

Special Instructions to Applicants: The application should include the names and contact information of three references from recently held positions.

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:
MS in plant pathology
Minimum of 2 years’ experience working in potato pathology 
Experience evaluating potato diseases in field research trials 
Ability to communicate effectively in English
Experience conducting laboratory and greenhouse research
Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a team

Preferred Qualifications:
Supervisory experience
Experience managing laboratory, greenhouse and field research trials evaluating potato diseases 
Demonstrated experience designing, disseminating and publishing research results

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