Postdoctoral Associate – Wallace Lab
University Of Georgia
Posting Number G/R16518P
Working Title Postdoctoral Associate – Wallace Lab Department CAES-Applied Genetic Tech Ctr About the University of Georgia
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Advertised Salary Anticipated Start Date 04/01/2022 Posting Date 03/03/2022 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants Location of Vacancy Athens Area EOO Statement
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Please approximate the percentage of time spent on each task (out of 100%) during a typical work week. List these tasks in order of importance, with the most critical task coming first. Do not list more than 6 entries – do not go below 5% time per assigned duty.
Genetic mapping and analysis of maize brace root traits
Percentage of time 45 Duties/Responsibilities
Performing genomic analysis of conserved noncoding elements
Percentage of time 35 Duties/Responsibilities
Preparing presentations and manuscripts of results
Percentage of time 15 Duties/Responsibilities
Mentoring students in research
Percentage of time 5
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Classification Title Post-Doctoral Associate AD
FLSA Exempt UGA Job Code Job Family FTE 1.0 Minimum Qualifications Position Summary
The Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Wallace lab will be responsible for analyzing conserved noncoding elements in angiosperm genomes and for conducting genetic mapping of traits related to maize brace roots. The Postdoctoral Associate will also oversee undergraduate students who will maintain and phenotype the maize plants in question. This person will also help mentor new graduate students for which their supervision is essential for the proper execution of research.
Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position
Ph.D. in genetics, genomics, bioinformatics or related field. A research background in the plant sciences, genomics, and/or quantitative genetics is preferred, with a publication record showing productivity. Demonstrated leadership in research desired.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
Advanced knowledge of genomics, bioinformatics, and genetic mapping /quantitative genetics is preferred. Demonstrated ability to communicate and demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the subject matter. Demonstrated critical assessment skills essential. Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills.
Extended periods of sitting at a computer. Working outside during the summer for several hours at a time.
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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