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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 January 5, 2018 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: 1700577
Position Title: Post-doctoral Fellow
Position Number: New
FTE: 1.0
Salary: Commensurate with 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 lab of Dr. Jill Hamilton in the Department of Biological Sciences at North Dakota State University (NDSU). The position is a 2 year fellowship, renewable upon satisfactory performance following the first year, and may be extended further as funding permits. The anticipated start date is flexible with possible start date of early 2018 or soon after hiring approval. The successful candidate will develop research in plant evolutionary genomics, focusing on the role whole genome duplications have played in plant evolution. The postdoctoral fellow will interact with the Hamilton Lab at NDSU and collaborators using a combination of whole-genome sequencing and transcriptomics data to test hypotheses regarding the evolution of duplicate genes across heterogeneous environments in a non-model allopolyploid, Geum triflorum. The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to analyze large datasets and lead preparation and publication of peer-reviewed manuscripts and present findings from the research project. In addition, there will be ample opportunity to pursue research questions besides those of the particular study. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must have 1) a Ph.D. in biology, evolution, genetics, or related area from an accredited university, 2) demonstrated experience working with next-generation sequence data and large genomics data sets, 3) strong oral and written communication skills, 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) plant evolution and ecology, 2) quantitative genetics and statistical modeling, 3) documented ability to successfully publish, including first-author publications 4) mentoring graduate and undergraduate students, 5) grant writing, 6) promoting a culture of safety in the laboratory, and 7) 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 January 5, 2018 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:

NDSU does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of 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.
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