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Post-doctoral Fellow

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applicants must submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a description of research experience (2 pages maximum) under Research Plan, and contact information for three professional references under Other Document 1. All application materials must be submitted online at: www.jobs.ndsu.edu Review of applications will begin August 30, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the search may be sent to ndsu.biological.sciences@ndsu.edu

Posting Details

Position Information

Opening Number: 1700446
Position Title: Post-doctoral Fellow
Position Number: New
FTE: 1.0
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience
Benefits Eligibility: Benefited - includes retirement plan and full coverage for family health insurance
Search by Group: Research Personnel
Division: Academic Affairs
Department: Biological Sciences

Position Summary Information

Position Description:

A highly motivated and talented postdoctoral fellow is sought to join the labs of Dr. Kendra Greenlee and Dr. Julia Bowsher in the Department of Biological Sciences at North Dakota State University (NDSU). The position is a 2 year fellowship, renewable upon satisfactory performance reviews, up to 5 years as funding permits. The anticipated start date is September 1, 2017 or soon after hiring approval. The successful candidate will develop research in pollinator ecology, focusing on health and performance of solitary and social bees under agricultural management. The postdoctoral fellow will interact with the Insect Cryobiology and Ecophysiology Working Group, which is comprised of scientists at NDSU and USDA-ARS and focuses on improving the storage of managed pollinators, understanding pollinator physiology and responses to environmental stressors. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must have 1) a Ph.D. in biology, ecology, entomology, or related area from an accredited university, 2) demonstrated experience in ecology, 3) strong oral and written communication skills, including first-author publications, and 4) demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates with experience or demonstrated interest in 1) pollinator research, 2) plant ecology methods, 3) bees in agricultural settings, 4) beekeeping, 5) mentoring graduate and undergraduate students, 6) grant writing, 7) statistical analysis and/or modeling, 8) promoting a culture of safety in the laboratory, and 9) laboratory management skills.

Physical Demands:
Screening Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Search Type: Internal/External Simultaneously: Open to all applicants
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a description of research experience (2 pages maximum) under Research Plan, and contact information for three professional references under Other Document 1. All application materials must be submitted online at: www.jobs.ndsu.edu

Review of applications will begin August 30, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Questions regarding the search may be sent to ndsu.biological.sciences@ndsu.edu

Special Conditions:
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 race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.

Veteran’s Preference Notice: This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran’s Preference requirements.
Location (City, State): Fargo, ND

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Are you a North Dakota resident?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. Do you qualify for North Dakota veteran's preference?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. If yes, list exact dates of service:

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. Do you qualify for North Dakota disabled veteran's preference?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * How did you hear about this position?
    • Academic Department
    • Bismarck Tribune
    • CareerFargo.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Fargo Forum
    • JobsHQ
    • Friend/Co-worker/Family member
    • Higheredjobs.com
    • Indeed.com
    • Job Service of North Dakota
    • NDSU Employee
    • NDSU Website
    • Other newspaper (Please specify below)
    • Professional Publication/Organization Website
    • University Placement Office
    • Inside Higher Education
    • Other (Please specify below)
  6. If Other, please specify:

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Other Document 1
  4. Research Plan
Optional Documents
  1. Veterans Preference Claim Form (DD214)
  2. Veterans Administration Letter
  3. Other Document 2