Post-Doctoral Associate -- Continuous Opening

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Post-Doctoral Associate -- Continuous Opening

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Appointment percentages are between 50-100%.

These temporary positions are periodically available to individuals holding an earned Ph.D. degree and applicable training and/or experience. The positions vary in areas of specialization depending on availability of funding and are either full or part-time.

This is a continuous job opening, allowing faculty members/PIs to review and interview applicants as funding comes available. The position will remain open from June 2022 - June 2023.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Positions available in the Department of Plant Pathology may be in the areas of plant pathogens, virus and phytoplasma diseases, molecular biology and gene mapping, cloning of plant disease response genes, epidemiology, microbial ecology, blo-control, cereal rusts, forest pathology, population genetics, bacterial diseases, air pollutants, mycotoxins, nematology, diseases of vegetables and ornamentals, urban pathology, mycology, wild rice, electron optics, computers, diseases of small grains, resistance to plant pathogens, turfgrass diseases, potato diseases, and soybean cropping systems and disease management.

Note: These positions are contingent upon availability of funding. All applications are reviewed when such openings occur. Duration of appointment, position and salary vary according to funding and qualifications of candidate. Postings typically vary from three months to one year, but may last up to three years.

The starting salary begins at $47,476 for 12-month, 100% time appointments. The starting salary may be higher, commensurate with experience and funding. The Department of Plant Pathology, maintains a file of applications from candidates for temporary part-time and full-time research positions on a continuous basis. These temporary positions are available to persons holding an earned doctorate degree in Plant Pathology or a closely related field and possessing applicable research experience.

While the field of plant pathology continues to evolve, the goals of the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Minnesota remain the same:

  • Solving today's complex plant health problems through cutting-edge research.
  • Providing sound plant health advice to stakeholders throughout Minnesota and around the globe.
  • Educating the next generation of plant health professionals and change-makers through a modern and broad plant pathology curriculum.

For more information, please visit our webpage at https://plpa.cfans.umn.edu/

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents there.

All applicants must attach a letter of application (indicate in letter area(s) of interest, resume, transcripts, and the names and addresses of three people who can be contacted for reference.

This position will remain open until filled.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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