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Postdoc
Post Date: 11/10/2021
Close Date: 12/09/2021
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=2937078&PostingSeq=1

Salary:
$30,000 - $49,999

Location:
Fargo, ND

Job Description:
Position Description & Details:

The Department of Plant Sciences at North Dakota State University is seeking a postdoctoral research scientist to participate in a sunflower genetic and genomic research project to apply genomic tools to accelerate disease resistance breeding in confection sunflower. This position requires a Ph.D. in plant genetics or a related discipline with solid experience in standard molecular genomic techniques. Knowledge of bioinformatics and online database usage is required. Major duties include high-resolution genetic and physical mapping of rust resistance genes, sequencing the target region for identifying the gene candidates, elucidating the molecular and genetic mechanisms underlying the gene-mediated resistance, analyzing data, and publishing research results in peer-reviewed journals. The incumbent will also develop user-friendly ‘perfect’ markers suitable for marker-assisted selection of the genes in sunflower breeding. The incumbent must be able to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.

Advertised Salary: $45,000

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. degree in plant genetics/genomics and bioinformatics or a closely related discipline;
Research experience in molecular marker (SNP, SSR, and STS) analysis and genetic mapping;
Research experience in high-throughput genotyping, and data mining and interpretation with different genotyping platforms;
Knowledge of bioinformatics and online database usage, SNP calling from whole genome resequencing;
Knowledge of plant diseases and plant breeding;
Effective oral and written communication skills and able to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.

Preferred Qualifications:

Hands-on experience in sequence analysis with state-of-the-art softwares and resources, including sequence alignment, gene prediction, gene annotation, phylogenetic analysis
Hands on research experience of molecular technique in gene functional analyses.

Applicant Materials Required:

A letter of application to describe how the qualifications are met
A detailed curriculum vitae
List of publications
Names and addresses, including phone and email address, of three CURRENT references from most recent positions held. Incomplete files and email applications alone will not be considered

Screening will begin in 12/9/21

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.

Requirements:
Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. degree in plant genetics/genomics and bioinformatics or a closely related discipline;
Research experience in molecular marker (SNP, SSR, and STS) analysis and genetic mapping;
Research experience in high-throughput genotyping, and data mining and interpretation with different genotyping platforms;
Knowledge of bioinformatics and online database usage, SNP calling from whole genome resequencing;
Knowledge of plant diseases and plant breeding;
Effective oral and written communication skills and able to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.

Preferred Qualifications:

Hands-on experience in sequence analysis with state-of-the-art softwares and resources, including sequence alignment, gene prediction, gene annotation, phylogenetic analysis
Hands on research experience of molecular technique in gene functional analyses.

Contact Information:
jobs@ndsu.edu
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