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Post Doctoral Research Fellow #1 Bruchid Resistance - (Osorno)
Post Date: 09/28/2021
Close Date: 10/29/2021
Company:
North Dakota State University

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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=2933344&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 fellow to work in the dry bean breeding/genetics program.
Greenhouse, laboratory, and field activities focused towards the genetic analysis of breeding and genetic populations by using genotypic and phenotypic data and its application into dry bean improvement. The successful applicant is also expected to collaborate with scientists in other departments and institutions to better understand the genetic mechanisms of biotic and abiotic stresses. Responsibilities include: evaluating selected populations developed in the breeding programs for the improvement and mapping of agronomic traits, canning quality, characterizing novel disease resistance genes, designing and conducting greenhouse experiments, recording and data analysis, population screening with molecular markers for dry bean marker discovery, genetic analyses of large datasets by using modern tools, and publishing research results. Duties will involve all aspects of a breeding/genetics program so the candidate should have a holistic approach and learn all the aspects involved in the functioning of an applied breeding program. This position is unable to sponsor a work visa.

Minimum Qualifications:

•Ph.D. in plant breeding, genetics, agronomy, genomics, or closely related field of study.
•Computer literacy in recording and statistically analyzing large datasets, especially for genome-wide association studies and related methodologies.
•Laboratory and greenhouse experience mainly involving DNA extraction and molecular marker techniques with emphasis in SNP platforms.
•Experience in gene mapping and marker discovery and development.
•Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to work collaboratively as a member of a research team.
•Demonstrated success with meeting deadlines on industry entry forms, research grants, publications, agreements, forms, releases, presentations, meetings, etc.
•Good record of publishing research in peer-reviewed journals and other forms.
•Handling of some hazardous chemicals may be required.
•Ability to work under adverse environmental conditions during the field growing season (spring, summer, fall).
•Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

Preferred Qualifications:

•Experience in common bean breeding, genetics, and plant pathological techniques.
•Field experience in experimental design, statistics, data collection, and phenotyping.
•Experience as a supervisor of personnel, and greenhouse management experience.
•Experience in International development projects.
•Teaching experience.

Advertised salary: $42,000 +

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 ; and 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 29, 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:

•Ph.D. in plant breeding, genetics, agronomy, genomics, or closely related field of study.
•Computer literacy in recording and statistically analyzing large datasets, especially for genome-wide association studies and related methodologies.
•Laboratory and greenhouse experience mainly involving DNA extraction and molecular marker techniques with emphasis in SNP platforms.
•Experience in gene mapping and marker discovery and development.
•Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to work collaboratively as a member of a research team.
•Demonstrated success with meeting deadlines on industry entry forms, research grants, publications, agreements, forms, releases, presentations, meetings, etc.
•Good record of publishing research in peer-reviewed journals and other forms.
•Handling of some hazardous chemicals may be required.
•Ability to work under adverse environmental conditions during the field growing season (spring, summer, fall).
•Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

Preferred Qualifications:

•Experience in common bean breeding, genetics, and plant pathological techniques.
•Field experience in experimental design, statistics, data collection, and phenotyping.
•Experience as a supervisor of personnel, and greenhouse management experience.
•Experience in International development projects.
•Teaching experience.

Contact Information:
jobs@ndsu.edu
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