Position Description & Details
The Department of Plant Sciences at North Dakota State University is seeking a postdoctoral research associate to work in the area of breeding, genomics and quantitative genetics of pulse crops. This position involves development of new genetic resources for breeding and genetic mapping, as well as testing of simulation-based breeding design. The incumbent is responsible for development of breeding populations, genotyping and phenotyping activities, as well building and testing of models for simulation-based breeding design. There are opportunities to improve biocomputing skills through tutorials hosted by the NDSU Center for Computationally Assisted Science and Technology, https://www.ccast.ndsu.edu/home/.
- PhD in plant breeding, quantitative genetics, genomics, or related field.
- Proficiency in the statistical programming language R, Python, or other programming languages.
- Experience on setting up field experimental design and trait evaluation
- A demonstrated ability to publish original research in peer-reviewed journals is preferred.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills and able to work with others in a multicultural environment.
- Hands-on experience in analyzing large genomic and phenotypic datasets
Screening will begin 10/20/20.
Advertised salary: $45,000
North Dakota State University is distinctive as a student focused, land-grant, research university. Our main campus is located in Fargo, ND with Extension Service and Research Experiment Station locations across the entire state. NDSU has been listed in the Top 100 public research universities in the United States for research and development in agricultural sciences, psychology and social sciences, based on reported research expenditures.
NDSU is an exciting place to work offering a stimulating and diverse environment richly populated with people pursuing life-long learning and personal growth. Employees often attend on-campus cultural events, lectures, athletic events and enjoy walks through our beautiful campus.
NDSU employs over 6000 full-time and part-time employees across the state, making it the second largest employer in the community. NDSU is the best college in ND, according to Money Magazine (September 2018). NDSU was named a 2019 Best Value College by Forbes. Fargo made Livability.com’s top 10 list of cities to find a job and ranked at #11 for best places to live overall.
NDSU offers a wide array of professional opportunities including faculty, executive, managerial, professional, technical, paraprofessional, office support, servers and crafts/trades. Like a small city, NDSU operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Full time employees are offered a superb benefit package to include 100% company paid health insurance premiums and tuition assistance for employees and immediate family members. All of us at NDSU play an important role in serving our students and public constituencies. We encourage motivated and talented team members that thrive in a higher-ed environment to join our university!
With energy and momentum, North Dakota State University addresses the needs and aspirations of people in a changing world by building on our land-grant foundation.
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.
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.