Post-Doctoral Associate - Chowdhury

Employer
The University of Georgia
Location
Tifton Area

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Position Type
Postdoc
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Posting Number:

G/R19711P

Working Title:

Post-Doctoral Associate - Chowdhury

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 3,000 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.

Employment Type:

Employee

Advertised Salary:

$48,000

Anticipated Start Date:

12/01/2022

Posting Date:

11/03/2022

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Interested candidates should provide CV, a short 1-page cover letter, and three professional references. For full consideration, applicants should email Dr. Intiaz Amin Chowdhury, the above-mentioned application materials at intiaz.chowdhury@uga.edu.

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 (hrweb@uga.edu).

Duties/Responsibilities:

Identify nematode populations to species level using molecular diagnostic methods (PCR, qPCR, RPA etc.), conduct research towards molecular characterization of newly detected nematode species, utilize state-of-the-art technologies such as high-throughput phenotyping, GWAS, and gene mapping, and conduct laboratory research towards management of PPN.

Percentage of time:

40

Duties/Responsibilities:

Take a leadership role in data collection, data analysis, compiling original research and review manuscripts for publication in appropriate journals, assist Dr. Chowdhury in preparing research grant proposals, and present results at local and national conferences.

Percentage of time:

40

Duties/Responsibilities:

Dr. Chowdhury’s nematology team in greenhouse and field trails and supervise/train graduate students and student workers on molecular DNA-based techniques.

Percentage of time:

15

Duties/Responsibilities:

Help establish a laboratory environment conducive to efficient nematology research work by organizing existing supplies and equipment while helping to procure new equipment and supplies.

Percentage of time:

5

Classification Title:

Post-Doctoral Associate AD

FLSA:

Exempt

FTE:

1.00

Position Summary:

The post-doctoral researcher is expected to conduct research towards management and diagnostics of plant-parasitic nematodes (PPN) infesting vegetable and cotton fields of Georgia. Primary responsibilities of this position include, but not limited to, identifying nematode populations to species level using molecular diagnostic methods (PCR, qPCR, RPA etc.), conducting research towards molecular characterization of newly detected nematode species, utilizing state-of-the-art technologies such as high-throughput phenotyping, GWAS, and gene mapping, and conducting laboratory research towards management of PPN. Additionally, the successful candidate is expected to take a leadership role in data collection, data analysis, compiling original research and review manuscripts for publication in appropriate journals, assist Dr. Chowdhury in preparing research grant proposals, and present results at local and national conferences. Other duties may include helping Dr. Chowdhury’s nematology team in greenhouse and field trails and supervise/train graduate students and student workers on molecular DNA-based techniques. The incumbent is also expected to help establish a laboratory environment conducive to efficient nematology research work by organizing existing supplies and equipment while helping to procure new equipment and supplies.

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

The candidate must have a PhD in Plant Pathology, Nematology, or related sciences. Other required skills/knowledge include experience in molecular biology (nucleic acid extraction, PCR, qPCR, phylogenetic analysis etc.), peer-review journal publication record, experience in statistical analysis, and good oral and written communication skills. Experience working with nematology research is highly preferred.

Physical Demands:

Ability to stand, lift, endure outside elements 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

Contact Details:

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

Recruitment Contact Name:

Initaz Chowdhury

Recruitment Contact Email:

Intiaz.Chowdhury@uga.edu

Recruitment Contact Phone:

2293863010

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.

Company info
Telephone
706-542-3000
Location
215 S. Jackson St.
Athens
Georgia
30602
US

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