Post-Doctoral Associate - Bag (lab-02)

University of Georgia

United States

December 23, 2021

Description

Posting Details Posting Number G/R15244P

Working Title Post-Doctoral Associate - Bag (lab-02) 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

The research programs in the Department of Plant Pathology ensure the economic viability of agriculture, the largest sector of Georgia's economy, and contribute to national and global food security through reduction in crop losses. Equally important, our research increases the understanding of basic biology through new discoveries on pathogen biology, resistance genetics and host-pathogen interactions.

Research conducted in the Department of Plant Pathology is impactful, both within the state and across its boundaries. For example, estimated reductions in crop losses associated with departmental activities are typically in the range of $200 to $250 million annually, representing a direct gain to the economy.

The department is recognized internationally for its comprehensive and integrative research portfolio, spanning basic, translational and applied programs. The breadth and depth of these programs is summarized in the following table.

College/Unit/Department website https: // plantpath.caes.uga.edu/ Employment Type Employee Additional Schedule Information

8 am to 5 pm Monday thru Friday.

Advertised Salary $50,000/year Anticipated Start Date 01/01/2022 Posting Date 10/12/2021 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

The applicant package must include (1) Cover letter indicating your specific skills and experiences (2) Detailed vitae, (3) list of three references and their contact information and (4) indicate new career skills and expertise you would like to gain through this post-graduate training experience. Email your application package as a single PDF file to Dr. Sudeep Bag (sudeepbag@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).

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

The job include but not limited to work in laboratory, greenhouse and field experiments on insect-transmitted viruses.

Percentage of time 60 Duties/Responsibilities

Develop research design, data analysis, interpretation, project management, results summarization and publication in peer-review research journals and formal presentations in meetings and symposiums.

Percentage of time 30 Duties/Responsibilities

Assisting other team members to accomplish the common goals.

Percentage of time 10

Position Details Classification Title Post-Doctoral Associate AD

FLSA Exempt UGA Job Code Job Family FTE 1.00 Minimum Qualifications Position Summary

A Post-Doctoral Associate position is available starting December 2021 in the plant virology laboratory, Department of Plant Pathology, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, The University of Georgia. The position is based in Coastal Plain Experiment Station at Tifton GA. Initially, the position is for one year and future continuation is based on fund availability and productivity as supported by research articles. The successful applicant will contribute to a project involving insect-transmitted viruses, characterization, and developing tools to manage the viral diseases. Disseminate the research outcomes through conferences, and peer-reviewed research articles.

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

The applicant should be a Ph.D. graduate with plant virology major, with proven ability to develop and conduct experiments independently with application of molecular virology concepts.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

The applicant should have through knowledge of methodologies relevant to working with viral and plant host nucleic acids (DNA and RNA), primer design, molecular cloning, and library preparation, HTS and data analysis. Knowledge/proficiency in a statistical and bioinformatics software to address molecular virology questions, e.g. phylogenetic, recombination, conserved protein domain, protein structure, large and small RNA, and evolutionary analyses. The individual should be able to work both independently and as a team member. Innovative, excellent organizational, time-management, experimental design, and communication skills are essential. Should have good laboratory practices, work ethic, respectfulness to others, and commitment to a career in plant virus research.

Physical Demands

Light lifting, sitting and/or standing 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

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  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References with Contact Information
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