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Postdoctoral Research Associate – Agroecology with Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana

Type of position Postdoctoral Research Associate – Agroecology
Employer Montana State University
Location Bozeman, Montana
Description of Location The successful candidate will be part of two multidisciplinary regional projects aimed at increasing our understanding of the ecological underpinnings of sustainable cropping systems in the Northern Great Plains.
Salary Salary commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications.
Benefits Eligible
Closing date of competition As soon as a successful candidate is identified
Date position available Negotiable, preferred start date is 9/1/15.
Description of duties We seek a highly motivated candidate to help coordinate research assessing 1) the re-integration of crop and livestock production in organic cropping systems, and 2) the role of mite-transmitted wheat viruses in mediating crop-weed competitive interactions. The successful candidate will be part of two multidisciplinary regional projects aimed at increasing our understanding of the ecological underpinnings of sustainable cropping systems in the Northern Great Plains.

The successful candidate will initiate and supervise field, greenhouse, and laboratory experiments. Greenhouse and laboratory activities will include mechanical transmission of viruses, mite transmission of viruses, ELISA, PCR, and associated tasks. Field duties include plot establishment and maintenance, and measurement of pathogen and plant variables. Further duties include assisting in the supervision of graduate and undergraduate students, development of appropriate experiments, collection and analysis of data, interpretation of results, formulation of conclusions, and documentation in a final written form.

Qualifications sought Required qualifications:

1. PhD in ecology, agroecology, weed science, plant pathology, entomology or a related field.

2. Strong statistical foundation.

3. Excellent writing skills.

Preferred qualifications:

1. Ability to work in a multidisciplinary environment.

2. Interest and knowledge in agroecology and sustainable food production systems

Additionaly, the successful candidate will have excellent verbal communication skills, have the ability to multi-task, and will give careful attention to detail

Contact for additional information Dr. Fabian Menalled at (406)994-4783 menalled@montana.edu

Or

Dr. Mary Burrows at (406)994-7612 mburrows@montana.edu

Application procedure
Submit what A letter of interest describing the candidate’s fulfillment of required and preferred qualifications, a CV or resume, and university transcripts. The names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of three references must be included as part of the applicant’s profile.
Submit to To apply, please upload the required information at https://jobs.montana.edu/postings/2852
Additional Information In accordance with MSU policy, hiring will be conditional upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Must possess or have the ability to obtain a valid Montana driver’s license.

Occasional travel is required.

Must be willing to work outside of traditional business hours when research protocols dictate.

Position requires working in the field.

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