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Postdoc
Post Date: 09/28/2021
Close Date: 10/25/2021
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=2936459&PostingSeq=1

Salary:
$30,000 - $49,999

Location:
Fargo, ND

Job Description:
Position Description & Details:
The Department of Plant Pathology at North Dakota State University (NDSU) invites applications for a two-year grant funded post-doctoral position to conduct research on potato blemish disease. The successful applicant will work with a potato pathologist and a potato breeder to investigate management of potato tuber blemish diseases of red- and yellow-skinned table potatoes that are important to the potato in North Dakota and the surrounding region using multiple strategies.

Responsibilities:

The overall objective of the research is to by identifying selections from the NDSU potato breeding program with genetic resistance to silver scurf and other blemish diseases and by testing efficacy of chemical and biological compounds applied as seed treatments and in-furrow treatments at planting. Results of this research will result in improved marketability and profitability for growers due to fewer buyer rejections due to blemishes. Specific responsibilities include 1) evaluating potato germplasm in the field for resistance to blemish diseases 2) confirm field resistance by testing by storage and laboratory testing 3) evaluate chemical and biological compounds as seed- and in-furrow treatments to reduce tuber blemish diseases 4) develop strategies to reduce the spread of silver scur of stored potatoes 5) disseminate study results to growers, potato packers and other stakeholders through publications, meetings, field days and

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Advertised Salary:

$44,000+ depending on experience

Minimum Qualifications:

PhD in Plant Pathology or closely related field. Research experience with potato diseases. Experience in the potato industry. Experience with molecular diagnostics for potato diseases. Effective written and oral communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

Ability to work as part of a team. Evidence of organizational skills. Good working knowledge of experimental design, data collection and analysis. Statistical skills.

Applicant Materials Required:

For full consideration apply by October 25, 2021. The preferred start date is November 15, 2021. Applicant material will include a letter of application that describes how minimum and preferred qualifications are met, a current curriculum vitae and contact information of three references

Benefits:

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.
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 Plant Pathology or closely related field. Research experience with potato diseases. Experience in the potato industry. Experience with molecular diagnostics for potato diseases. Effective written and oral communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

Ability to work as part of a team. Evidence of organizational skills. Good working knowledge of experimental design, data collection and analysis. Statistical skills.

Contact Information:
jobs@ndsu.edu
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