North Dakota State University
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$30,000 - $49,999
The Department of Animal Sciences seeks a postdoctoral fellow for a 12-month term under the supervision of Dr. Alison Ward. This position is part of collaborative project between the Genetics, Nutrition, and Reproduction research clusters to investigate the effects of pre- and perinatal maternal nutrition on fetal developmental programing in beef cattle. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to): sample collection, sequencing library preparation (e.g. RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, and/or RRBS), bioinformatic analysis of sequencing data, and manuscript preparation. Previous experience with bioinformatic analysis is a strong asset but not a requirement.
Cover letter outlining interest and qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcript, and names of three professional references (must include contact information: telephone numbers and postal and e-mail addresses).
The position will remain open until a suitable applicant is found. The search complies with North Dakota Open Record Laws.
Screening will begin 8/26/19
NDSU does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable.
As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.
• PhD in animal science, biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, or related field
• Demonstrated experience with molecular genetic and/or epigenetic analyses
• Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing
• Ability to effectively work both independently and in teams
• Demonstrated experience with bioinformatic analyses
• Previous experience working with livestock handling and sample collection
• Demonstrated ability to publish in peer-reviewed scientific journals