Post Doctoral Research Fellow - (Robinson, A.)

North Dakota State University
Fargo, ND
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Nov 7, 2021

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Position Description & Details

Position Summary:

The Department of Plant Sciences at North Dakota State University is seeking a postdoctoral research associate to investigate agronomic and environmental factors impacting potato yield and postharvest quality. This position will take a lead in investigating management of new and/or promising new potato varieties during all aspects of potato production (plant growth, tuber initiation, tuber bulking, harvest, and storage). This position will work among a team of multidisciplinary University and ARS scientists investigating the impact of agronomic, environmental, and post-harvest management factors impacting potato market quality and potato processing quality during storage. A successful candidate should be well trained in whole plant physiology, agronomy, soil nutrition or post-harvest biology. The candidate should: i) possess the ability to design and perform field and postharvest storage experiments; ii) keep appropriate experimental records and documentation; iii) summarize research finding to stakeholders through presentations and refereed journal publications. The appointment is for 24 months with extension possible depending on satisfactory performance and funding.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • PhD in agronomy, plant physiology, soil nutrition, biology, or related field.
  • Working experience in whole plant physiology or post-harvest biology.
  • Ability to initiate and accomplish research goals in a timely and efficient manner
  • Demonstrated ability to publish research results in peer-reviewed journals
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills and able to work with others in a multicultural environment

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Prior working experience in potato physiology or potato production.
  • A good record of publications in peer-reviewed journals

Advertised salary: $45,000 +

Application Materials Needed:

Applicants must submit: 1) a cover letter discussing how the stated qualifications are met; 2) a detailed curriculum vitae; 3) unofficial academic transcripts from all institutions attended ; 4) contact information (including phone numbers, institutional addresses, and email addresses) of three current references from the most recent positions held.

Screening Date:

Review of applications will begin on October 18, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

About Us

North Dakota State University is distinctive as a student focused, land-grant, research university. Our main campus is located in Fargo, ND with Extension Service and Research Experiment Station locations across the entire state. NDSU has been listed in the Top 100 public research universities in the United States for research and development in agricultural sciences, psychology and social sciences, based on reported research expenditures.

NDSU is an exciting place to work offering a stimulating and diverse environment richly populated with people pursuing life-long learning and personal growth. Employees often attend on-campus cultural events, lectures, athletic events and enjoy walks through our beautiful campus.

NDSU employs over 6000 full-time and part-time employees across the state, making it the second largest employer in the community. NDSU is the best college in ND, according to Money Magazine (September 2018). NDSU was named a 2019 Best Value College by Forbes. Fargo made's top 10 list of cities to find a job and ranked at #11 for best places to live overall.

NDSU offers a wide array of professional opportunities including faculty, executive, managerial, professional, technical, paraprofessional, office support, servers and crafts/trades. Like a small city, NDSU operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Full time employees are offered a superb benefit package to include 100% company paid health insurance premiums and tuition assistance for employees and immediate family members. All of us at NDSU play an important role in serving our students and public constituencies. We encourage motivated and talented team members that thrive in a higher-ed environment to join our university!


With energy and momentum, North Dakota State University addresses the needs and aspirations of people in a changing world by building on our land-grant foundation.

Additional Information

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.

EO/AA Statement:

North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to 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.


NDSU is recognized as one of the nation’s top 108 public and private universities.

North Dakota State University is an employer of choice with a commitment to offer a well-rounded benefits package for employees and their families.

NDSU is listed at 95 among 404 public universities based on the university’s research expenditures reported to the National Science Foundation. In addition, NDSU is listed in the National Science Foundation’s top 100 in several areas, including: agricultural sciences; business management and business; communications; materials science; natural resources and conservation science; social sciences; sociology, demography, and population studies; and visual and performing arts.

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