Post-Doctoral Associate - Dutta (Lab)

Employer
The University of Georgia
Location
Tifton Area
Closing date
Oct 22, 2021

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Job Details

Posting Number:

G/R13604P

Working Title:

Post-Doctoral Associate - Dutta (Lab)

Department:

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 (https://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 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 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 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:

The research programs in the Department of Plant Pathology ensure the economic viability of agriculture, the largest sector of Georgia’s economy, and contribute to national and global food security through reduction in crop losses. Equally important, our research increases the understanding of basic biology through new discoveries on pathogen biology, resistance genetics and host-pathogen interactions.

Research conducted in the Department of Plant Pathology is impactful, both within the state and across its boundaries. For example, estimated reductions in crop losses associated with departmental activities are typically in the range of $200 to $250 million annually, representing a direct gain to the economy.

College/Unit/Department website:

https://plantpath.caes.uga.edu/

Employment Type:

Employee

Additional Schedule Information:

Full time

Advertised Salary:

$50,000

Anticipated Start Date:

08/15/2021

Posting Date:

07/12/2021

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Interested candidates should upload a CV and three professional references. Specific questions should be referred to Dr. Bhabesh Dutta ([email protected]). Screening applications will begin on August 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates may contact Dr. Dutta with any questions regarding this position.

Location of Vacancy:

Tifton 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]).

Duties/Responsibilities:

| Utilize state-of-the-art technologies but not limited to genomics, computational biology, greenhouse and field-based phenotyping, gene mapping, and GWAS.

Percentage of time:

40

Duties/Responsibilities:

| Expected to work closely with different key industry stakeholders, and be involved in training undergraduate and graduate students, keeping records related to research projects, synthesizing data, presenting results at local and national conferences and preparing scientific manuscripts for publications.

Percentage of time:

40

Duties/Responsibilities:

| Expected to work on pathosystems that will include snap bean and cucurbits-whitefly-transmitted virus complex.

Percentage of time:

20

Classification Title:

Post-Doctoral Associate AD

FLSA:

Exempt

FTE:

1.00

Position Summary:

The post-doctoral research associate will continue to work on the host-resistance against viral pathogens in vegetable crops. The incumbent will utilize state-of-the-art technologies but not limited to genomics, computational biology, greenhouse and field-based phenotyping, gene mapping, and GWAS. The candidate will work on pathosystems that will include snap bean and cucurbits-whitefly-transmitted virus complex. The candidate is expected to have working experience with genomes and transcriptomes, and should be able to handle “big data”. The incumbent is expected to take a leadership role in data collection, data analysis, and compiling manuscripts for publication in appropriate journals. The successful candidate may be expected to work closely with different key industry stakeholders, and could be involved in supervising undergraduate. The incumbent will also be expected to present results at local and national conferences.

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

The candidate must have a PhD in plant pathology or plant breeding with emphasis on disease resistance. The candidate must have a working understanding and experience with host and pathogen genomes.

Physical Demands:

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

Is this a Position of Trust?:

Yes

Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? :

No

Does this position require a P-Card? :

No

Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? :

No

Is driving a requirement of this position?:

No

Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:

No

Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):

Yes

Organization

The University of Georgia, 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. It is the birthplace of the American system of public higher education.

university_of_georgia2.jpgToday, UGA enrolls more than 36,000 students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 765 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 17 colleges and schools, which include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work and Veterinary Medicine. It offers 25 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 34 master’s degrees in 130 fields; 18 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 98 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the top third of the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 4.7 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 21 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. In 2008, UGA was the only public university in America to have two recipients of the Rhodes Scholarship. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service by television and radio stations, networks, producing organizations, individuals and the World Wide Web. It also is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, state Museum of Art and State Museum of Natural History. Additionally, UGA has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.

 

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Location
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Athens
Georgia
30602
United States

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