nd.gov - The Official Portal for North Dakota State Government
Job Opportunities


Postdoc
Post Date: 01/03/2022
Close Date: 01/31/2022
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=2937764&PostingSeq=1

Salary:
$30,000 - $49,999

Location:
Fargo, ND

Job Description:
Position description: The Department of Plant Pathology at North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND has an immediate opening for an exceptional post-doctoral researcher to conduct research on diseases of economic importance to the potato industry. A successful candidate will i) utilize contemporary and traditional research and statistical tools to improve the understanding and management of common scab caused by bacteria in the genus Streptomyces; ii) lead statistical analyses for research developed by the individual and the group; iii) publish research and present results; iv) support the PI in development of new and existing projects towards the goal of advancing research and disseminating results through reports, presentations and refereed journal publications. The incumbent is expected to work independently and in multidisciplinary research groups, and to supervise, train and guide graduate students, and laboratory staff. A successful candidate must demonstrate expertise in statistics as well as classical and modern areas of plant pathology. This is a full-time post-doctoral appointment renewable annually, contingent upon satisfactory performance and available funding. The candidate selected for the position must meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time of appointment.

Minimum qualifications: The position requires a recent PhD in plant pathology; demonstrated advanced skills in experimental design, statistical analysis and visualization of results using high-end statistical packages; demonstrated expertise in modern and classical laboratory techniques in plant pathology; success in publishing research results. Additional requirements include; experience evaluating plant diseases in greenhouse and field research trials; experience managing laboratory and greenhouse research; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; and demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a team.

Preferred Qualifications: Supervisory experience; experience conducting laboratory, greenhouse and field research evaluating potato diseases. Experience conducting research with bacterial plant pathogens, soil microbiology/microbiome or plant-environment-bacteria interactions is a plus.

Screening date: Applications due January 31st Open until filled.

Required Applicant Documents: Complete application must include 1) a cover letter describing previous relevant experience and accomplishments, 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) unofficial copies of M.S./Ph.D. transcripts.

Special Instructions to Applicants: The application should include the names and contact information of three references from recently held positions.


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: The position requires a recent PhD in plant pathology; demonstrated advanced skills in experimental design, statistical analysis and visualization of results using high-end statistical packages; demonstrated expertise in modern and classical laboratory techniques in plant pathology; success in publishing research results. Additional requirements include; experience evaluating plant diseases in greenhouse and field research trials; experience managing laboratory and greenhouse research; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; and demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a team.

Preferred Qualifications: Supervisory experience; experience conducting laboratory, greenhouse and field research evaluating potato diseases. Experience conducting research with bacterial plant pathogens, soil microbiology/microbiome or plant-environment-bacteria interactions is a plus.

Contact Information:
jobs@ndsu.edu
Find the Good Life Quality of Life