Post Doctoral Associate - Wild Peanut Lab at The University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia

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Job Description:

Posting Number:

G/R13372P


Working Title:

Post Doctoral Associate - Wild Peanut Lab


Department:

CAES-Applied Genetic Tech Ctr


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.


Employment Type:

Employee


Additional Schedule Information:

Full time


Advertised Salary:

$47,476


Anticipated Start Date:

08/01/2021


Posting Date:

06/29/2021


Open Until Filled:

Yes


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:

PLEASE NOTE: On December 7, 2021, the federal District Court for the Southern District of Georgia issued a preliminary injunction against enforcing the vaccine requirement for
Federal Contractors pending further review. As a result, the requirements of the Executive Order and associated guidance, including the vaccination requirement for covered contractor employees, are currently not in effect.


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:

Contribute to the development of genetically fixed root-knot nematode resistant peanut lineages based on elite germplasm from the Southeast


Percentage of time:

25


Duties/Responsibilities:

Genome and transcriptome shock analysis in the synthetic allotetraploid BatSten1


Percentage of time:

15


Duties/Responsibilities:

Confirmation of root-knot nematode resistance in peanut advance backcrossed lines using invitro bioassays


Percentage of time:

15


Duties/Responsibilities:

Evaluation of root-knot nematode resistance in peanut advance backcrossed lines through field testing


Percentage of time:

10


Duties/Responsibilities:

Manuscript writing


Percentage of time:

10


Duties/Responsibilities:

Assisting with the daily operations of the laboratory. Assisting with the supervision of students and technicians. Other duties as assigned.


Percentage of time:

25


Classification Title:

Post-Doctoral Associate AD


FLSA:

Exempt


FTE:

1.00


Position Summary:


This Postdoctoral Associate AD role in the UGA Wild Peanut lab works on projects funded by the Peanut Industry for the improvement of peanut using wild species, classic and advanced genetics. Some of the tasks are: segregating population SNP genotyping projects, requencing, marker-assisted selection, field-based plant evaluation, greenhouse plant pollination.


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


PhD degree. Areas: genetics, genomics, bioinformatics, plant breeding, biology or related field.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies :


Advanced critical assessment ability, English oral and writing proficiency; teamwork.
The ideal candidate possesses independence and flexibility to work in various environments: laboratory, greenhouse and field.
Knowledge in plant pathology/plant-pathogen interactions, plant genetics, fungal genetics, genomics.
Bioinformatics/statistical skills are highly desired as is a good publication track record.


Physical Demands:


Lifting up to 25 lbs. Research conducted in various temperatures in both the greenhouse and field.


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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