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RESEARCH ASSOCIATE I
Plant Science Department
South Dakota State University
A full-time 12-month Research Associate I position within the Plant Science Department of South Dakota State University. This is a grant funded position, annual reappointment contingent upon availability of funds and satisfactory performance.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The incumbent will primarily be responsible for the autonomous coordination, conduction, and reporting of the molecular biology component within the Seed Molecular Biology group. This includes the oversight of duties carried out by hourly and/or temporary employees as well as graduate students and other program contributors. Specific duties associated with this component will entail, though not be limited to, design and conduct experiments to meet research goals and to prepare grant proposals and progress reports.
An MS degree in Plant Science, Plant Pathology, Plant Molecular Biology or related field. Professional experience in molecular biology after the MS degree is required. Additional requirements include effective interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; and willingness to work flexible hours when necessary.
(1) diverse PCR protocols, (2) DNA, RNA and protein extraction, electrophoresis and hybridization, (3) working in sterile conditions with bacterial cultures or plant tissue culture, (4) growing plants in greenhouse and field, (5) writing grants and /or scientific publications, (6) experimental design and data analysis, and (7) laboratory management, including personnel supervision. Familiarity with the molecular biology of two or more biological systems in addition to protocol development and troubleshooting are also highly desirable qualities.
SALARY: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.
SDSU is located in Brookings, South Dakota, a community of approximately 18,800 near the east central border of South Dakota on Interstate 29. The city has an excellent K-12 education system, is accessible to major medical facilities, has an active cultural and social environment, and has numerous lakes and parks within driving distance. It is 50 miles north of Sioux Falls, a city of close to 150,000.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 15, 2008
APPLICATION PROCESS: To apply, visit the on-line employment site at: https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu, search by the position title, view the job announcement, and click on "apply for this posting." The system will guide you through the electronic application form. The employment site will also require the attachment of a cover letter (a statement explaining how you meet required and preferred qualification is required), resume, and a list of professional references. Applications should present an accurate description of abilities, knowledge, skills, and interests relevant to the qualifications.
For questions on the position, contact Dr. Jose L. Gonzalez ( jose.gonzalez from sdstate.edu) (605-688-6907).
For assistance with the on-line employment process, contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128.
South Dakota State University is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its faculty, staff and students. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made at TTY (605) 688-4394. SDSU prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran's status or any other protected class in the offering of all educational programs and employment opportunities. Individuals with concerns regarding discrimination should contact: Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources, Administration 324, SDSU, Brookings, SD 57007.
José L. González
Jose L. Gonzalez
Dept. of Plant Sciences
South Dakota State University
Brookings, SD 57007
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