Post-Doctoral Associate AD - Dutta-02

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/R22747P

Working Title:

Post-Doctoral Associate AD - Dutta-02

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

Additional Schedule Information:

8 AM – 5 PM, Monday thru Friday

Anticipated Start Date:

09/01/2023

Posting Date:

07/27/2023

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Interested candidates should provide a CV, three professional references to Dr. Bhabesh Dutta (bhabesh@uga.edu) and may contact directly to Dutta with any questions regarding the 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 (hrweb@uga.edu).

Duties/Responsibilities:

Examine how key production practices, environmental factors, and inoculum sources that affect bacterial disease outbreaks in vegetables.

Percentage of time:

30

Duties/Responsibilities:

Develop, optimize and extend practical solutions against bacterial diseases on organic onion that are viable environmentally and economically.

Percentage of time:

30

Duties/Responsibilities:

Utilize comparative genomics, transcriptomics and proteomics to identify bacterial virulence factors and develop practical diagnostic tools, as well as phenotypic resistance screening methods for bacterial pathogens of vegetables particularly onion, brassicas, pepper and tomato

Percentage of time:

20

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:

10

Duties/Responsibilities:

Assist PI in writing competitive federal grant proposals.

Percentage of time:

10

Classification Title:

Post-Doctoral Associate AD

FLSA:

Exempt

FTE:

1.00

Position Summary:

Utilize comparative genomics, transcriptomics and proteomics to identify bacterial virulence factors and develop practical diagnostic tools, as well as phenotypic resistance screening methods for bacterial pathogens of vegetables particularly onion, brassicas, pepper and tomato. Examine how key production practices, environmental factors, and inoculum sources that affect soil-borne bacterial disease outbreaks in vegetables particularly in onion. Evaluate cultural practices that reduce soil-borne bacterial pathogens and increase/sustain growth of beneficial microflora, in organic onion. In addition to conducting research, the incumbent is 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. It is also expected that the incumbent to assist PI in writing competitive federal grant proposals. Assistance in regular diagnosis of bacterial disease samples is also expected.

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

The candidate must have a PhD in plant pathology. Experience in classical and molecular bacteriology (genomics and gene mutation techniques) is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies :

Experience in classical and molecular bacteriology (genomics and gene mutation techniques) is preferred.

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

Contact Details:

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

Recruitment Contact Name:

Dr. Bhabesh Dutta

Recruitment Contact Email:

bhabesh@uga.edu

Recruitment Contact Phone:

706-296-1495

Company

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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