Arnold Postdoc

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Posting NumberG/R10291PWorking TitleArnold PostdocDepartmentFranklin College Genetics DepartmentAbout 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/Department

Genetics is the future and the past. The history and the promise of every organism is written in its DNA.

Geneticists are leading one of the major scientific revolutions of humankind, delving into the distant past and providing an unprecedented understanding of the biological world.

Our department offers a supportive and unique training environment across the full spectrum of genetics, bridging the disciplines of molecular genetics, development, genomics, and evolutionary biology.

College/Unit/Department website TypeEmployeeAdditional Schedule Information

Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

Advertised Salary$47,476Anticipated Start Date10/19/2020Posting Date10/06/2020Closing DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions to Applicants

Please also submit a resume/CV, cover letter, and three letters of recommendation to [email protected]

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. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).


Please approximate the percentage of time spent on each task (out of 100%) during a typical work week. List these tasks in order of importance, with the most critical task coming first. Do not list more than 6 entries – do not go below 5% time per assigned duty.


Develop root imaging protocols for sorghum root systems

Percentage of time40Duties/Responsibilities

Image on confocal 20,000+ plant root systems

Percentage of time40Duties/Responsibilities

Automate field collection of images

Percentage of time10Duties/Responsibilities

Integrate the imaging capture with an automated work flow for image classification

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Classification TitlePost-Doctoral Associate ADFLSAExemptUGA Job CodeJob FamilyFTE1.00Minimum QualificationsPosition Summary

Will develop a high-throughput imaging platform for Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi (AMF) and sorghum roots to understand their interaction and to understand how the symbiosis affects plant biomass.

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

PhD in the biological sciences

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Working with plant and or fungal systems.

Physical Demands

Lift up to fifty pounds and sit at a desk for extended periods. Use shovel to dig up root systems.

Is this a Position of Trust?NoDoes 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?NoDoes 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. List of References with Contact Information
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      Posted: 10/7/2020
      Application Due: 1/5/2021
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