North Dakota State University
Commensurate with education and experience
Benefited - includes retirement plan and full coverage for family health insurance
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Position Summary Information
An enthusiastic and highly motivated post-doctoral researcher is sought to join the lab of Dr. Britt Heidinger (email@example.com) in the Department of Biological Sciences at North Dakota State University (
). This is a 24-month,
funded position to study the cross-generational consequences of stress exposure in house sparrows (Passer domesticus). This integrative project is being conducted in collaboration with Dr. David Westneat (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the University of Kentucky. The post-doc will primarily reside in Fargo, ND, but will also spend time in Lexington, KY. During this position, the post-doc will gain valuable experience in research design, endocrine and molecular techniques, advanced statistical modeling including the use of animal models, and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students. The post-doc is also encouraged to pursue independent lines of research related to this project, which may include analyses of a unique, long-term database. The start date is somewhat flexible, but ideally will begin before August 1, 2018.
Candidates must 1) have a Ph.D. degree in biological sciences or a related discipline from an accredited institution; 2) have a demonstrated interest in research in physiological or behavioral ecology; and 3) have strong oral and written communication skills, including an ability to work as part of team and collaborate with others.
Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated interest in 1) stress physiology; 2) senescence; 3) the long-term effects of early life conditions; and experience with: 4) animal models 5)
hormone assays, 6) qPCR and 7) avian systems.
Open Until Filled:
Internal/External Simultaneously: Open to all applicants
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants must submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a description of research experience (2 pages maximum) under Research Plan, and contact information (including telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) for three professional references under Other Document 1. All application materials must be submitted online at www.jobs.ndsu.edu.
Screening will begin 5/8/18
No Smoking Notice:
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.
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.
Veteran’s Preference Notice:
This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran’s Preference requirements.
North Dakota State University is distinctive as a student-focused, land-grant, research university, ranked by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education among the top 108 public and private universities in the country. NDSU is in the elite category of "Research Universities/Very High Research Activity." NDSU is one of two flagship universities in North Dakota, with several programs ranked in the Top 100 by the National Science Foundation. NDSU is fully accredited as an institution by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.