Post Doctoral Associate-McGregor

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Posting NumberG/R04210PWorking TitlePost Doctoral Associate-McGregorDepartmentCAES HorticultureAbout the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/DepartmentCollege/Unit/Department websiteEmployment TypeEmployeeAdditional Schedule InformationAdvertised SalaryCommensurate with experienceAnticipated Start Date09/01/2019Posting Date07/12/2019Closing DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions to Applicants

Please upload a statement of how your research interests are related to this project under “Other Document #1” in the Applicant Document Section.

Location of VacancyAthens Area EOO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

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Minimum Qualifications should list both the minimum degree and the field which the degree must be earned. If prior work experience is required, the posting should list both the job in which the experience must be gained, and the minimum duration that will be accepted.

Classification TitlePost-Doctoral Associate ADFLSAExemptUGA Job CodeJob FamilyFTE1.0Minimum QualificationsPosition Summary

The position will lead the cucurbit breeding and genetics for whitefly and whitefly transmitted diseases as part of a team in the southeastern USA. This position will work on identifying sources of resistance, resistance loci and genes, doing functional analysis of genes, and introgression of resistance into elite material.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position

Requirements for this position includes Ph.D in Plant Breeding or other relevant field.
Preferred qualifications that give the candidate an advantage include (1) experience with whitefly transmitted viruses, (2) experience with gene-editing, and (3) experience in cultivar development and release. A valid Georgia divers license is required to use university vehicles.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

(1) Experiences with field disease phenotyping, (2) genetic and QTL mapping, (3) bioinformatics, (4) interest and experience in collaborative research, (5) background in breeding, plant pathology, molecular genetics, genomics or other relevant background.

Physical Demands

This position requires data collection in the field during the hot humid summer in Georgia and work in a hot greenhouse.

Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? NoDoes this position require a P-Card? NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? NoIs driving a requirement of this position?YesDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?NoDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)NoPosting Specific Questions

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  3. Other Documents #1
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    Posted: 7/25/2019
    Application Due: 10/4/2019
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