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Post-Doctoral Associate - Bag (lab-02)

The University of Georgia
Tifton Area

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Post-Doctoral Associate - Bag (lab-02)


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 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.

The department is recognized internationally for its comprehensive and integrative research portfolio, spanning basic, translational and applied programs. The breadth and depth of these programs is summarized in the following table.

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8 am to 5 pm Monday thru Friday.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

The applicant package must include (1) Cover letter indicating your specific skills and experiences (2) Detailed vitae, (3) list of three references and their contact information and (4) indicate new career skills and expertise you would like to gain through this post-graduate training experience. Email your application package as a single PDF file to Dr. Sudeep Bag ([email protected])

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]).


The job include but not limited to work in laboratory, greenhouse and field experiments on insect-transmitted viruses.

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Develop research design, data analysis, interpretation, project management, results summarization and publication in peer-review research journals and formal presentations in meetings and symposiums.

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Assisting other team members to accomplish the common goals.

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Post-Doctoral Associate AD





Position Summary:

A Post-Doctoral Associate position is available starting December 2021 in the plant virology laboratory, Department of Plant Pathology, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, The University of Georgia. The position is based in Coastal Plain Experiment Station at Tifton GA. Initially, the position is for one year and future continuation is based on fund availability and productivity as supported by research articles. The successful applicant will contribute to a project involving insect-transmitted viruses, characterization, and developing tools to manage the viral diseases. Disseminate the research outcomes through conferences, and peer-reviewed research articles.

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

The applicant should be a Ph.D. graduate with plant virology major, with proven ability to develop and conduct experiments independently with application of molecular virology concepts.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies :

The applicant should have through knowledge of methodologies relevant to working with viral and plant host nucleic acids (DNA and RNA), primer design, molecular cloning, and library preparation, HTS and data analysis. Knowledge/proficiency in a statistical and bioinformatics software to address 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. 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, sitting and/or standing for extended periods of time.

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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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