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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Company: Iowa State University
Location: Ames
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Job Description:

Faculty Position Information: Position Title:Postdoctoral Research Associate Appointment Type:Post Doc/Trainee Job Description:Summary of Duties and Responsibilities: The Department of Entomology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University is seeking candidates for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position. This position will study interactions between western corn rootworm and corn. The western corn rootworm is among the most serious pests of corn in Iowa and the Midwest. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will work closely with the Principle Investigator (PI) to conduct both laboratory and field studies of western corn rootworm, including plant-based bioassays and small-plot field studies. The successful candidate must be a strategic thinker and planner, possess strong verbal and written communication skills, and be able to work effectively as part of a research team This is a one year term appointment. All accrued vacation must be used during term of appointment or will be forfeited. Required Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in entomology by the start of the appointment.Experience studying western corn rootworm. Preferred Qualifications: Experience running plant-based laboratory bioassays with western corn rootworm.Experience conducting field studies of western corn rootworm.Experience maintaining laboratory strains of western corn rootworm .Experience assisting with the planting of small-plot field trials with corn.Valid commercial pesticide applicator license for Iowa.Demonstrated ability to work as part of a research team.Demonstrated ability to communicate scientific information verbally and in writing. Department/Program & College Description: Department Unit/Website: Proposed Start Date:December 23, 2019 Proposed End Date or Length of Term:December 22, 2020 Number of Months Employed Per Year:12 Month Work Period Time Type:Full time Pay Grade:Post Docs Application Instructions: To apply for this position, please click on Apply and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following: 1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae 2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter 3) Contact Information for Three References If you have questions regarding this application process, please email ********************** or call ************ or Toll Free: 1-************. Original Posting Date:November 20, 2019 For consideration, submit application before:November 28, 2019 Job Requisition Number:R1207 Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 36,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff. Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University's Principles of Community. All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university's verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check. Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, ************, email ********************. If you have questions about the application process please email ********************** or call ************ or Toll-Free at 1-************. Iowa State University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should email ********************** or call ************** or Toll-Free: **************. TTY users are welcome to use the Iowa Relay Service number by dialing 7-1-1 or **************. General ISU compensation information can be found here: ************************************************ All positions close at 12:01 am on the date listed in the posting. In order to be considered, all applications must be submitted BEFORE the date listed.

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