Post-Doctoral Research Associate - Fountain

Job Details

Posting Number:

G/R18626P

Working Title:

Post-Doctoral Research Associate - Fountain

Department:

CAES-Plant Pathology

About the University of Georgia:

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (https://www.uga.edu/). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to 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 employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 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 University of Georgia is 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 (http://www.uga.edu/). Located 30 miles south of Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the UGA Griffin Campus lies in the heart of one of the nation’s fastest growing areas. The 123-acre campus is one of the premier agricultural research centers in the region, housing world-class research facilities such as the Center for Food Safety, the Food Product Innovation and Commercialization Center, and the Center for Urban Agriculture.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]).

Employment Type:

Employee

Additional Schedule Information:

Monday – Friday; 8-5pm

Advertised Salary:

$47,500

Anticipated Start Date:

09/01/2022

Posting Date:

07/28/2022

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Interested candidates should apply online and provide a curriculum vitae, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to Dr. Jake Fountain ([email protected]). Screening of applications will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates may contact Dr. Fountain with any questions regarding this position.

Location of Vacancy:

Griffin 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]).

UGA Statement:

PLEASE NOTE: On December 7, 2021, the federal District Court for the Southern District of Georgia issued a preliminary injunction against enforcing the vaccine requirement for
Federal Contractors pending further review. As a result, the requirements of the Executive Order and associated guidance, including the vaccination requirement for covered contractor employees, are currently not in effect.

The University of Georgia is a Federal Contractor as defined by Presidential Executive Order 14042 and subject to the requirement that Federal Contractors must ensure that all covered employees, including those working remotely, are fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022. You may be required to show proof of your fully vaccinated status at the time of your start date, or have received a medical or religious exemption from the fully vaccinated requirement at the time of your start date. For more information regarding the Federal Contractor fully vaccinated employment requirement please visit https://coronavirus.uga.edu/executive-order/ or call (706) 542-2222.

Duties/Responsibilities:

Under the guidance of the Principal Investigator, the postdoctoral research associate will perform laboratory, greenhouse, and field-based research on the mitigation of important mycotoxins including aflatoxin and fumonisin through the use of genomics, biotechnology, plant breeding, and the application of molecular biology and “omics” techniques to investigating plant-pathogen interactions. The successful candidate is needed to perform independent research, contribute to project discussions and directions, contribute to graduate student mentoring, collaborate with internal and external groups for ongoing and new research projects, assist in securing extramural funding, analyze and interpret research findings, and to submit research findings for publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Percentage of time:

100

Classification Title:

Post-Doctoral Associate AD

FLSA:

Exempt

FTE:

1.00

Position Summary:

Under the guidance of the Principal Investigator, the postdoctoral research associate will perform laboratory, greenhouse, and field-based research on the mitigation of important mycotoxins including aflatoxin and fumonisin through the use of genomics, biotechnology, plant breeding, and the application of molecular biology and “omics” techniques to investigating plant-pathogen interactions. The successful candidate is expected to perform independent research, contribute to project discussions and directions, contribute to graduate student mentoring, collaborate with internal and external groups for ongoing and new research projects, assist in securing extramural funding, analyze and interpret research findings, and to submit research findings for publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

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

A Ph.D. in Plant Pathology, Plant Biology, Plant Breeding, Plant Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, or related program. Applicants are also needed to be able to work in outdoor field and greenhouse conditions. Experience with molecular biology and microbiology is required. Experience with bioinformatics is preferred, but not required.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies :

Experience with molecular biology and microbiology is required. Experience with bioinformatics is preferred, but not required.

Physical Demands:

Applicants are also needed to be able to work in outdoor field and greenhouse conditions.
Driving to perform job related duties.

Is this a Position of Trust?:

No

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?:

Yes

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):

No

Contact Details:

For questions concerning this position or recruitment progression, please refer to the Recruitment Contact listed below.

Recruitment Contact Name:

Jake Fountain

Recruitment Contact Email:

[email protected]

Organization

The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest and most comprehensive institution of higher education. Founded in 1785, it is the birthplace of public higher education in America.

Today, UGA enrolls more than 40,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 767 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 18 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, Veterinary Medicine, and the Honors College. It offers 24 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 33 master’s degrees in 144 fields; 8 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 99 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 5.3 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 25 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, making it one of the nation’s top Rhodes producers among public universities. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service for television, podcast/radio, and digital media. 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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Telephone
706-542-3000
Location
215 S. Jackson St.
Athens
Georgia
30602
United States

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