Post-Doctoral Fellow - Plant Pathogenic Bacteria Research

Employer
Auburn University
Location
Alabama, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 17, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences, Biotechnology & Bioengineering, Other Science & Technology
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

Job Title

Post-Doctoral Fellow - Plant Pathogenic Bacteria Research

Posting Number

P0338F

Job Description Summary

The Potnis lab at the department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, Auburn University is seeking a postdoctoral researcher for an NSF -funded project to work on investigating host adaptation strategies used by plant pathogenic bacteria using bioinformatics, genetic and functional genomics approaches. Candidates with training and demonstrated experience in molecular genetics, bioinformatics, including use of R and script-based programming languages are encouraged to apply. Additional qualifications include effective writing and communication, strong problem solving and critical thinking, and ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a multidisciplinary and interactive research environment. The candidate will also have an opportunity to develop an independent research project related to the central aims of the program. Additional details about the project are available at the following link: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1942956&HistoricalAwards=false

This is a benefit eligible, non-tenure track position. The appointment is for an initial period of one year with a possibility of continuance up to a maximum of four years depending on performance and funding availability.

Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier public land-grant institutions. In 2020, it was ranked 44th among public universities by U.S. News and World Report and it is categorized as a Carnegie very high research activity, or R1, university. Auburn’s 2020 enrollment of 30,737 students included 24,505 undergraduate and 6,232 graduate and professional students. Organized into twelve academic colleges and schools, Auburn’s 1,643 instructional faculty members—87% of whom are employed full-time—offer more than 200 educational programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels. The University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, its positive work environment, its student engagement, and its beautiful campus.

Auburn residents enjoy a thriving community, recognized as one of the “best small towns in America,” with moderate climate and easy access to major cities or to beach and mountain recreational facilities. Situated along the rapidly developing I-85 corridor between Atlanta, Georgia, and Montgomery, Alabama, the combined Auburn-Opelika-Columbus statistical area has a population of over 500,000, with excellent public-school systems and regional medical centers.

Minimum Qualifications

The minimum qualification is an earned Ph.D. in biological sciences, plant pathology, microbiology, microbial ecology/evolution or related field at the time employment begins. Relevant experience in bioinformatics, molecular genetics and/or genomics and experience in basic microbiology, molecular biology required. Selected candidates must have effective oral and written communication skills and strong independent project leadership skills.

The individual selected for the position must be able to meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States by the start date and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.

Desired Qualifications

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must complete an on-line application process at the following link: https://www.auemployment.com/postings/24294 and attach the following: 1) Cover letter stating research interests and career goals, 2) current curriculum vita, and 3) copies of all academic transcripts. When prompted, please provide names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references. Only complete application materials will be considered. Active review of applications will begin September 16, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. For questions regarding the position, please contact Dr. Neha Potnis at nzp0024@auburn.edu.

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AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

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