Post-Doctoral Associate AD- Hajihassani

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Post-Doctoral Associate AD- Hajihassani


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

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The applicant should provide a cover letter describing research experience and qualifications, CV, and contact information for three references to Dr. Abolfazl Hajihassani ([email protected]). Interested candidates may contact Dr. Hajihassani with any questions regarding the position.

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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]).


Design and conduct lab, greenhouse and field studies for identification, biology and management of nematode diseases in vegetable crops. This will involve experiment design and working in conjunction with the principle investigator, technicians, and student research assistants.

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Preparing peer-reviewed journal articles, assisting with preparation of grant proposals and reports, and presentations, as well as data analysis.

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Training MS and PhD students, research technicians and hourly employees.

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General management and organization of the laboratory.

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Post-Doctoral Associate AD





Position Summary:

A Postdoctoral Associate position is available in the nematology laboratory in the Department of Plant Pathology, Tifton Campus ( Priority will be given to qualified applicant that can start in January 2021. The successful applicant will conduct research on critical plant-parasitic nematodes of vegetable crops. This includes, but is not limited to, morphological and molecular identification of nematodes, genetic diversity of root-knot nematodes, role of antagonistic fungi and bacteria on nematode suppression, and use of resistant varieties/rootstocks alone or in combination with nematicides for nematode control. The successful candidate is expected to publish in refereed journals and to collaborate with drafting grant proposals and reports. The successful candidate is also expected to be involved in training MS and PhD students, research technicians and hourly employees, deliver research findings to scientific and extension communities.

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

PhD in Nematology, Plant Pathology or related field with hands-on experience in performing advanced molecular biology techniques for detection or genetic diversity analysis of nematodes, technical experience in testing nematicides in different production systems, and performing standard statistical models. Experience in isolating and identifying nematode antagonistic fungi or bacteria is desirable. The applicant should have a valid driver’s license or the ability to get one soon after hire.

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

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Posted: 4/8/2021
Application Due: 7/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time