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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Be prepared to submit the following materials 1) a current CV with contact information for three references; (2) a cover letter explaining your interest in this opportunity; (3) a 2-page research precis that describes your past research and how your proposed independent research builds upon your previous work, relates to and integrates research between the sponsoring labs, and will position you for your future career; and (4) a 1-page description of your vision for a seminar series and workshop/symposium. (Submit under "other" document) For more information about the position contact Maren Friesen at m.friesen@wsu.edu and/or John Peters at jw.peters@wsu.edu. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. For additional information on Washington State University, CAHNRS, the IBC, Plant Pathology, and Crop & Soil Sciences please visit wsu.edu, cahnrs.wsu.edu, ibc.wsu.edu, plantpath.wsu.edu, and css.wsu.edu. EEO/AA/ADA.

Position Details

Position Information

Employee Type Faculty
Title
Working Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
Position Number 126130
College/Area College of Agricultural Human & Natural Resource Sciences
Hiring Unit Plant Pathology
Department Link

Plant Pathology

Work Location Pullman
Zip Code 99164
Summary of Duties

The College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS) at Washington State University (WSU), a distinguished and innovative land grant university, seeks exceptional candidates for a Postdoctoral Research Associate focusing on Plant-Microbe Interactions. WSU has a rich history of basic and applied plant sciences and this will be the inaugural position in a program aimed at bridging multiple departments and disciplines. For 2017, the search is targeted for a joint position between the laboratory of Maren Friesen in the Departments of Plant Pathology and Crop & Soil Sciences and the laboratory of John Peters within the Institute of Biological Chemistry (IBC). The successful candidate will propose an innovative research project tackling core problems in plant-microbe interactions, leveraging and integrating mutual interests between the two host laboratories in the area of biological nitrogen fixation. WSU has excellent facilities for plant growth, phenomics, genomics, biochemistry, and microscopy and is part of a strong intellectual community in the Palouse alongside our neighbor the University of Idaho in Moscow, ID, 7 miles to the east. Pullman and Moscow are vibrant small towns with a strong sense of community and ready access to outdoor activities.

Responsibilities will include:
● conduct rigorous, original science
● publish high quality, peer-reviewed research
● coordinate a seminar series that will broadly integrate the WSU community
● lead a symposium or retreat on a cutting-edge topic selected by the fellow

Additional Information

Availability: The position start date is flexible and is a temporary, 12 month, full-time position. Initial appointment is for one year and may be renewed dependent upon satisfactory performance and continued funding.

View the Benefits overview for information regarding competitive benefits available.

Anticipated Start Date 12/01/2017
Tenure Track No
Full-Time/Part-Time Full Time
Appointment Status Temporary
Position Term in Months 12
Monthly Salary Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Required Qualifications

Required: PhD at time of hire in a relevant discipline (including but not limited to evolution, ecology, plant biology, microbiology, modeling, genomics, physiology, biochemistry, computer science); demonstrated track record of creative, productive research; and ability to work in a dynamic, collaborative and interdisciplinary environment.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred: Background in some aspect of plant and/or microbial genomics, evolution, ecology, physiology, and/or biochemistry.

Background Check Yes

Posting Detail Information

Type of Recruitment Open Recruitment
Posting Open Date 09/11/2017
Screening Begin Date 10/31/2017
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled (overrides close field) Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Be prepared to submit the following materials 1) a current CV with contact information for three references; (2) a cover letter explaining your interest in this opportunity; (3) a 2-page research precis that describes your past research and how your proposed independent research builds upon your previous work, relates to and integrates research between the sponsoring labs, and will position you for your future career; and (4) a 1-page description of your vision for a seminar series and workshop/symposium. (Submit under “other” document)

For more information about the position contact Maren Friesen at m.friesen@wsu.edu and/or John Peters at jw.peters@wsu.edu. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

For additional information on Washington State University, CAHNRS, the IBC, Plant Pathology, and Crop & Soil Sciences please visit wsu.edu, cahnrs.wsu.edu, ibc.wsu.edu, plantpath.wsu.edu, and css.wsu.edu. EEO/AA/ADA.

EEO Statement

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WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (http://www.advance.wsu.edu/).

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

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Posting Number 20152290F

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Research Statement
  4. Other
Optional Documents