Post-Doctoral Associate AD - Bag (lab)

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Post-Doctoral Associate AD - Bag (lab)


CAES Plant Pathology

About 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.

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8 am – 5 pm Monday thru Friday. Research activities are regularly performed in the lab, greenhouse, and field.

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The application package must include (1) a Cover letter indicating your specific skills and experiences in plant virology related to the position description and demonstrate new career skills and expertise you would like to gain through this post-graduate training experience (2) Detailed vitae, (3) PDF files of three best research publications, (4) list of three references and their contact information. Interested candidates may contact Dr. Bag ([email protected]) with any questions regarding the position.

Location of Vacancy:

Tifton Area

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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]).


The job includes but is not limited to work in laboratory, greenhouse, and field to study the molecular epidemiology of insect-transmitted viruses in GA. Develop research design, diagnostic tools, data analysis, interpretation, project management, results summarization, and formal presentations in meetings and symposiums. S/he will be expected to work on multiple projects for high-throughput results in the form of publications.

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Manages all aspects of a project(s), including drafting new projects, budget (purchasing) responsibilities, and project staff, including graduate and undergraduate students.

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Post-Doctoral Associate AD





Position Summary:

A postdoc position is available starting early Spring 2021 in the plant virology Laboratory, Department of Plant Pathology, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, The University of Georgia-Tifton. The position is based in Coastal Plain Experiment Station at Tifton, GA. Initially, the job is for one year, and future continuation is based on performance, productivity, and fund availability. The successful applicant will contribute to a project involving insect-transmitted virus, characterization, and epidemiology on GA’s agroeconomic crops. Studying the various component of the pathosystem with emphasis on virus-vector and virus-host interaction crops important to Georgia. Application of genomic approach for host resistance against the viruses in agricultural produce and has to work on multiple projects. Disseminate the research outcomes through conferences, symposia, and peer-reviewed research articles, help in writing grant proposals and reports.

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

Ph.D. in Plant Pathology (virology), recent graduates.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies :

Experience in applied and basic molecular virology concepts and knowledge of methodologies relevant to working with viral and plant host nucleic acids (DNA and RNA), primer design, molecular cloning in E.coli, and Agrobacterium vectors/systems, and Next-generation sequencing and bioinformatics. Knowledge/proficiency in statistical and bioinformatics software addresses molecular virology questions, e.g., phylogenetic, recombination, conserved protein domain, protein structure, large and small RNA, and evolutionary analyses. The individual should be able to work both independently and as a team member. Innovative, excellent organizational, time-management, experimental design, and communication skills are essential. S/he Should have good laboratory practices, work ethic, respectfulness to others, and commitment to a career in plant virus research.

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Light lifting, standing and/or sitting for extended periods of time.

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Posted: 10/21/2020
Application Due: 12/20/2020
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