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Post Doctoral Research Fellow #2 Rust 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=2933345&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 fellowto work in 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. Specifically, the main responsibility of this individual will be the pyramiding of both known and new bean rust resistance genes, the development of molecular/genomic tools for marker assisted selection, and the deployment of those genes into improved germplasm and commercial cultivars. Reporting and budget management duties will be made in coordination with the project leader. Project is initially planned for ~2 years with a possibility of a renewal/extension.

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in plant sciences, genetics, agronomy, genomics, or closely related field of study.
Demonstrated experience in crop breeding focused on deployment of disease resistance genes into commercial cultivars.
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 high throughput genotyping and phenotyping.
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.
Ability to possess or obtain a valid US driver's license.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in common bean breeding, genetics, and plant pathological techniques.
Experience in rust diseases affecting crops and host genetic resistance.
Field experience in experimental design, statistics, data collection, and phenotyping.
Experience as a supervisor of personnel, and greenhouse management experience.
Teaching experience.
Experience in precision agriculture applied to crop breeding.

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 sciences, genetics, agronomy, genomics, or closely related field of study.
Demonstrated experience in crop breeding focused on deployment of disease resistance genes into commercial cultivars.
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 high throughput genotyping and phenotyping.
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.
Ability to possess or obtain a valid US driver's license.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in common bean breeding, genetics, and plant pathological techniques.
Experience in rust diseases affecting crops and host genetic resistance.
Field experience in experimental design, statistics, data collection, and phenotyping.
Experience as a supervisor of personnel, and greenhouse management experience.
Teaching experience.
Experience in precision agriculture applied to crop breeding.

Contact Information:
jobs@ndsu.edu
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