Post-doctoral Fellow

Fargo, ND
Aug 05, 2017

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Position Title:
Post-doctoral Fellow

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Commensurate with education and experience

Benefits Eligibility:
Benefited - includes retirement plan and full coverage for family health insurance

Search by Group:
Research Personnel

Academic Affairs

Biological Sciences

Position Description:

A highly motivated and talented postdoctoral fellow is sought to join the labs of Dr. Kendra Greenlee and Dr. Julia Bowsher in the Department of Biological Sciences at North Dakota State University (NDSU). The position is a 2 year fellowship, renewable upon satisfactory performance reviews, up to 5 years as funding permits. The anticipated start date is September 1, 2017 or soon after hiring approval. The successful candidate will develop research in pollinator ecology, focusing on health and performance of solitary and social bees under agricultural management. The postdoctoral fellow will interact with the Insect Cryobiology and Ecophysiology Working Group, which is comprised of scientists at NDSU and USDA-ARS and focuses on improving the storage of managed pollinators, understanding pollinator physiology and responses to environmental stressors. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must have 1) a Ph.D. in biology, ecology, entomology, or related area from an accredited university, 2) demonstrated experience in ecology, 3) strong oral and written communication skills, including first-author publications, and 4) demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates with experience or demonstrated interest in 1) pollinator research, 2) plant ecology methods, 3) bees in agricultural settings, 4) beekeeping, 5) mentoring graduate and undergraduate students, 6) grant writing, 7) statistical analysis and/or modeling, 8) promoting a culture of safety in the laboratory, and 9) laboratory management skills.

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Screening Date:

Open Until Filled:

Search Type:
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 for three professional references under Other Document 1. All application materials must be submitted online at:

Review of applications will begin August 30, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Questions regarding the search may be sent to

Special Conditions:

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 race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.

Veterans Preference Notice:
This position is subject to North Dakota Veterans Preference requirements.

Location (City, State):
Fargo, ND

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