Postdoctoral Fellow - Plant Genomics & Bioinformatics

Coppin State University

United States

February 1, 2022

Description

Posting Details Working Title Postdoctoral Fellow - Plant Genomics & Bioinformatics

Position Location Fort Collins, CO Research Professional Position Yes Posting Number 202101543AP Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional Classification Title Postdoctoral Fellows Number of Vacancies Work Hours/Week 40 Proposed Annual Salary Range $50,000-$59,000. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Employee Benefits

Colorado State University (CSU) is committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU's Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for permanent full-time and part-time faculty and administrative professional employees in the following University benefit areas: https: // hr.colostate.edu/hr-community-and-supervisors/benefits/benefits- eligibility/ & https: // hr.colostate.edu/prospective-employees/our-perks/.

Desired Start Date 03/14/2022 Position End Date (if temporary) To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 02/01/2022 Description of Work Unit

The Department of Soil and Crop Sciences is focused on education, research, and outreach to solve the world's most pressing food production issues and crucial matters about Earth, its ecosystems, and their services. Our faculty and staff apply research-based solutions to benefit Colorado and the world. We offer academic programs to prepare students to address national and global crop production, sustainability, and environmental quality challenges such as waste management, water quality, and reclamation of drastically disturbed lands. There are numerous opportunities for students to be involved in cutting edge research related to global food production and ecosystem function and protection.

Position Summary

The Crop Adaptation Lab at Colorado State University is seeking a postdoctoral fellow with expertise in plant genomics and bioinformatics. Primary responsibility of the postdoc will be to identify putative climate-adaptive alleles in sorghum, a key global food security crop, using whole genome resequencing and evolutionary functional genomic analyses. The postdoc will also collaborate with a team of postdocs at CSU, Penn State, and CERAAS- Senegal on field and controlled-environment experiments to test hypotheses on the adaptive value of these alleles; and contribute to development of molecular breeding technology that will allow African breeding programs to deploy these alleles in climate-resilient varieties. The postdoc will prepare publications for high-quality peer-reviewed journals, present findings at international scientific conferences, and receive mentoring to advance their scientific career. The successful applicant will be committed to rigorous application of the scientific method for genetic discoveries; and equally committed to translating these discoveries for global food security under climate change. The postdoc will have strong communication skills (written and oral) and commitment to inclusion that will allow them to contribute to and/or lead collaborations across a diverse international team of scientists. The position is supported for 5 years, as part of a $25 M investment on allele mining for climate adaptation funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and led by CIMMYT.

Required Job Qualifications

Ph.D. in Plant Bioinformatics, Genetics, Genomics, or related field (by start of appointment) Strong record of publications in peer-reviewed journals

Preferred Job Qualifications

Demonstrated expertise in quantitative trait genomics, bioinformatics, or crop genetics Demonstrated written and oral communications skills Demonstrated expertise in bioinformatics and/or genomic analyses Demonstrated interest in applying science to global challenges in crop improvement

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Research

Duty/Responsibility

Genomics data analysis. (60%) Development of appropriate experimental hypotheses and predictions based on theory and previous observations. (20%)

Percentage Of Time 80 Job Duty Category Authorship

Duty/Responsibility

Manuscript preparation for publication and contributing to further grant application development.

Percentage Of Time 20

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but for full consideration, all materials must be received by Tuesday, February 1, 2022. Applicants should upload the following: (1) A cover letter addressing your qualifications; (2) resume; and (3) contact information of three professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. For inquiries about the position, contact Search Chair Geoff.Morris@colostate.edu. For additional information about Colorado State University, consult the university's website at www. colostate.edu.

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires) Search Contact Geoff.Morris@colostate.edu EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or pregnancy in its employment, programs, services and activities, and admissions, and, in certain circumstances, marriage to a co-worker. The University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity and equal access institution and affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715, titleix@colostate.edu.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, oeo@colostate.edu.

The Coordinator for any other forms of misconduct prohibited by the University's Policy on Discrimination and Harassment is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, Co. 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, oeo@colostate.edu.

Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

References Requested Minimum Requested 3

Maximum Requested 3

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Optional Documents

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