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Postdoc
Post Date: 09/10/2021
Close Date: 10/18/2021
Company:
North Dakota State University

Job Listing URL: (new browser window will open)
https://prd.hcm.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=2931420&PostingSeq=1

Salary:
$30,000 - $49,999

Location:
Fargo, ND

Job Description:
Position Summary:

The Department of Plant Sciences at North Dakota State University is seeking a postdoctoral research associate to investigate agronomic and environmental factors impacting potato yield and postharvest quality. This position will take a lead in investigating management of new and/or promising new potato varieties during all aspects of potato production (plant growth, tuber initiation, tuber bulking, harvest, and storage). This position will work among a team of multidisciplinary University and ARS scientists investigating the impact of agronomic, environmental, and post-harvest management factors impacting potato market quality and potato processing quality during storage. A successful candidate should be well trained in whole plant physiology, agronomy, soil nutrition or post-harvest biology. The candidate should: i) possess the ability to design and perform field and postharvest storage experiments; ii) keep appropriate experimental records and documentation; iii) summarize research finding to stakeholders through presentations and refereed journal publications. The appointment is for 24 months with extension possible depending on satisfactory performance and funding.

Minimum Qualifications:

PhD in agronomy, plant physiology, soil nutrition, biology, or related field.
Working experience in whole plant physiology or post-harvest biology.
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 or potato production.
A good record of publications in peer-reviewed journals

Advertised salary: $45,000 +

Application Materials Needed:

Applicants must submit: 1) a cover letter discussing how the stated qualifications are met; 2) a detailed curriculum vitae; 3) unofficial academic transcripts from all institutions attended; 4) contact information (including phone numbers, institutional addresses, and email addresses) of three current references from the most recent positions held.

Screening Date:

Review of applications will begin on October 18, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.
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.
We collectively acknowledge that we gather at NDSU, a land grant institution, on the traditional lands of the Oceti Sakowin (Dakota, Lakota, Nakoda) and Anishinaabe Peoples in addition to many diverse Indigenous Peoples still connected to these lands. We honor with gratitude Mother Earth and the Indigenous Peoples who have walked with her throughout generations. We will continue to learn how to live in unity with Mother Earth and build strong, mutually beneficial, trusting relationships with Indigenous Peoples of our region.

Requirements:
Minimum Qualifications:

PhD in agronomy, plant physiology, soil nutrition, biology, or related field.
Working experience in whole plant physiology or post-harvest biology.
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 or potato production.
A good record of publications in peer-reviewed journals

Contact Information:
jobs@ndsu.edu
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