Post-Doctoral Associate AD - Yang 3

University of Georgia

United States

December 23, 2021

Description

Posting Details Posting Number G/R14462P

Working Title Post-Doctoral Associate AD - Yang 3 Department 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 (https: // www. uga.edu/). 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 College/Unit/Department website Employment Type Employee Additional Schedule Information

Full time

Advertised Salary $47,476 Anticipated Start Date 10/01/2021 Posting Date 08/17/2021 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).

UGA Statement

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

Please approximate the percentage of time spent on each task (out of 100%) during a typical work week. List these tasks in order of importance, with the most critical task coming first. Do not list more than 6 entries – do not go below 5% time per assigned duty.

Duties/Responsibilities

Conduct research in lab

Percentage of time 75 Duties/Responsibilities

Writing and reporting of research

Percentage of time 10 Duties/Responsibilities

Supervising student workers, undergraduate assistants

Percentage of time 10 Duties/Responsibilities

Care for plants and pathogen cultures

Percentage of time 5

Position Details Classification Title Post-Doctoral Associate AD

FLSA Exempt UGA Job Code Job Family FTE 1.0 Minimum Qualifications Position Summary

A postdoctoral research position is available in the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Georgia. Using Arabidopsis as a model system, the Yang lab (https: // plantpath.caes.uga.edu/people/faculty/li-yang.html) studies the crosstalk between plant immunity and development. The project aims to understand how plant regeneration occurs under biotic stresses.

The responsibilities of the position include designing research, performing experiments, analyzing data, and writing publications. The postdoc will also serve as a junior mentor of undergraduate and graduate students.

Applications will include a cover letter, a research statement, and a full CV including the contact information of three references.

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

1) Ph.D. in molecular biology, biochemistry, plant genetics, or related majors. 2) Good communication and ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Skills in plant genetics, plant immunity, molecular biology, genomics, microbiology

Physical Demands

Light lifting, standing and/or sitting for extended periods of time.

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? 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) No

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References with Contact Information
  • Research Portfolio/Philosophy
  • Optional Documents

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