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Post-Doctoral Associate AD - Mitchum 1 & 2

University of Georgia
United States, Georgia, Athens
June 12, 2024
Posting Details
Position Details


Posting Number G/R14942P
Working Title Post-Doctoral Associate AD - Mitchum 1 & 2
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.
About the College/Unit/Department
College/Unit/Department website https://plantpath.caes.uga.edu/
Employment Type Employee
Additional Schedule Information
8 AM to 5 PM, Monday - Friday
Advertised Salary $47,476
Anticipated Start Date 09/15/2022
Posting Date 08/19/2022
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
Location of Vacancy Athens 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).
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Duties/Responsibilities


Duties/Responsibilities
Conduct research in lab - The incumbent will carry out research on the molecular basis of plant-nematode interactions. He/she will conduct research to identify nematodes genes important for parasitism and overcoming host plant resistance, as well as characterize the host target genes essential for compatibility and resistance. The incumbent will handle and analyze genomic and/or transcriptomic datasets, clone candidate plant and nematode genes, and use a variety of molecular and genetic approaches to characterize the function of these genes in nematode parasitism in both crop and model plant systems.
Percentage of time 70


Duties/Responsibilities
Care for plants and/or pathogen cultures - The incumbent will care for plants and/or pathogen cultures required for executing research experiments. This will involve planting, watering, and harvesting of seed and/or propagating the necessary nematode cultures.
Percentage of time 5


Duties/Responsibilities
Collect and analyze data - He/she will collect data from experiments and analyze it directly and in collaboration with the PI.
Percentage of time 10


Duties/Responsibilities
Writing and reporting of research - The incumbent is expected to summarize and regularly discuss research results in both written and oral format with the PI. He/she will prepare research updates will prepare periodic research reports in collaboration with the PI and required for granting agencies.
Percentage of time 5


Duties/Responsibilities
Present results to the scientific community and for publication - He/she will be expected to present research results at professional scientific meetings at local venues, national and international meetings.
Percentage of time 5


Duties/Responsibilities
Supervision of student workers - The incumbent will supervise student workers and provide mentorship along with the PI to undergraduate researchers that assist with research in the laboratory.
Percentage of time 5
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