Post-Doctoral Associate da Silva

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Posting NumberG/R05184PWorking TitlePost-Doctoral Associate da SilvaDepartmentCAES Horticulture Research CoastalAbout 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 (http://www.uga.edu/). 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 Salary$48,000Anticipated Start Date09/01/2019Posting Date08/14/2019Closing DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions to ApplicantsLocation of VacancyTifton 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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Classification TitlePost-Doctoral Associate ADFLSAExemptUGA Job CodeJob FamilyFTE1.00Minimum QualificationsPosition Summary

This is a two (2) years Post-Doctoral Research Associate position in support of whitefly research on vegetable production in Georgia. Primarily responsibilities will be to collect, enter, and analyze data, as well as writing peer-review manuscript and research grants. Therefore, it is expected that the candidate coordinates research station and on-farm research projects, as well as laboratorial activities. The candidate will work directly with research/extension scientists, county extension agents, and vegetable producers to manage a range of projects. Collaborations will be mostly with faculty in the Department of Entomology, Plant Pathology, and Horticulture, but also with other institutions. The final goal is to find innovative ways to manage whitefly-transmitted viruses in vegetables. The individual will be responsible for working with technical staff in the department of Horticulture and with student workers to manage all on-farm and on-station projects. The incumbent will work with county faculty in effectively conducting on-farm field trials, implementing and maintaining programs, and collecting and analyzing data obtained from field trials. The incumbent must be willing to travel.

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

Ph.D. degree in Horticulture or related area. Experience with grant writing will be a plus.
Valid driver’s license.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Strong writing and good organization skills/planning skills.

Physical Demands

Lifting, standing and sitting for long periods of time

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, or patient records)?NoPosting Specific Questions

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