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Postdoc (Rao)
Post Date: 11/12/2020
Close Date: 12/10/2020
North Dakota State University

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$30,000 - $49,999

Fargo, ND

Job Description:
Position Description & Details:

The Post-Doctoral researcher will be responsible for carrying out the experiments, analyzing results and data with appropriate statistical methods, and have the ability to write scientific reports and manuscripts for publication, and deliver presentations at scientific meetings and/or to other interested parties. The successful candidate should have demonstrated experience with one or several research areas such as the molecular mechanisms of secondary metabolite production by fungi, mycotoxin production inhibitors and their modes of action, malting and brewing process. The post-doctoral researcher is also expected to assist in training and supervising student researchers, manage lab facilities, and perform other duties as requested by the PI. The initial appointment is for two years, with an opportunity for renewal for a second year depending on productivity and performance and the availability of funding.

Advertised Salary: $39,520

Starting Date: 01/01/2021 or until filled

Applicant Materials Required:

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.
North Dakota State University is distinctive as a student focused, land-grant, research university. Our main campus is located in Fargo, ND with Extension Service and Research Experiment Station locations across the entire state. NDSU has been listed in the Top 100 public research universities in the United States for research and development in agricultural sciences, psychology and social sciences, based on reported research expenditures.

NDSU is an exciting place to work offering a stimulating and diverse environment richly populated with people pursuing life-long learning and personal growth. Employees often attend on-campus cultural events, lectures, athletic events and enjoy walks through our beautiful campus.

NDSU employs over 6000 full-time and part-time employees across the state, making it the second largest employer in the community. NDSU is the best college in ND, according to Money Magazine (September 2018). NDSU was named a 2019 Best Value College by Forbes. Fargo made Livability.com’s top 10 list of cities to find a job and ranked at #11 for best places to live overall.

NDSU offers a wide array of professional opportunities including faculty, executive, managerial, professional, technical, paraprofessional, office support, servers and crafts/trades. Like a small city, NDSU operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Full time employees are offered a superb benefit package to include 100% company paid health insurance premiums and tuition assistance for employees and immediate family members. All of us at NDSU play an important role in serving our students and public constituencies. We encourage motivated and talented team members that thrive in a higher-ed environment to join our university!


With energy and momentum, North Dakota State University addresses the needs and aspirations of people in a changing world by building on our land-grant foundation
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:
•Holds an earned Ph.D. in cereal science, food science, biochemistry, microbiology, food safety, and related fields
•Strong research background and established publication record
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•Ability to write progress reports and present work in conference
•Ability to work independently and collaboratively with diverse groups and collaborators

Preferred Qualifications:
•Demonstrated experience in Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS), High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), DNA/RNA extraction, cDNA synthesis and RT-qPCR, flow cytometer.

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