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Postdoc
Post Date: 12/01/2021
Close Date: 01/21/2022
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=2937412&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) is seeking a highly motivated individual with a proven track record of productivity for a full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate position in Plant Virology to study the biological and molecular aspects of viral diseases of sugarbeet. The position is currently available for a year and is extendable for additional years based on availability of funding and project performance.

Responsibilities:
The Postdoctoral Research Associate will work on sugarbeet viral diseases with emphasis on elucidating virus-host interactions, viral virulence factors, cellular locations of viruses, and high throughput sequencing to identify the associated disease-causing agents and data analysis. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will be responsible for conducting experiments, data collection, writing manuscripts, maintaining records, and ensuring compliance with the Safety Office.

Advertised Salary:
$40,000+ depending on experience

Minimum Qualifications:
Ph. D in Plant Pathology or Plant Virology with molecular and cell biology. Must have hands on experiences with molecular biology techniques (RNA/DNA extraction, making infectious viral clones, RT-PCR, library construction for Next-Generation Sequencing), conducting virus-transmission studies with plants under greenhouse and growth chamber environments.

Preferred Qualifications:
Working experience with plant viruses, molecular technologies, and Next-Generation Sequence data analysis is desirable.

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Must be able to work in the laboratory to conduct experiments and work under greenhouse conditions. Scientific communication skills of writing manuscripts for scientific publication are expected. Must be able to work in team environment.

Applicant Materials Required:
Qualified applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae including a publication list, names of three current and professional references with their email address and contact phone numbers. Applications must be submitted on or before January 21st, 2022. NDSU is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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:
Ph. D in Plant Pathology or Plant Virology with molecular and cell biology. Must have hands on experiences with molecular biology techniques (RNA/DNA extraction, making infectious viral clones, RT-PCR, library construction for Next-Generation Sequencing), conducting virus-transmission studies with plants under greenhouse and growth chamber environments.

Preferred Qualifications:
Working experience with plant viruses, molecular technologies, and Next-Generation Sequence data analysis is desirable.

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Must be able to work in the laboratory to conduct experiments and work under greenhouse conditions. Scientific communication skills of writing manuscripts for scientific publication are expected. Must be able to work in team environment.

Contact Information:
jobs@ndsu.edu
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