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Postdoctoral Fellow with Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO

Type of position Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Employer Colorado State University
Description of Employer The Agricultural Biology Department (AgBio) is committed to excellence in the creation and dissemination of knowledge about insects, plant pathogens, and weeds. Further, AgBio applies this knowledge to solving practical problems related to: (1) management of pests in production agricultural systems, in natural resources and recreational environments, and in residential and public areas; (2) environmental quality, and (3) human and animal health. The Department encompasses the disciplines of entomology, plant pathology, and weed science – thus providing unique opportunities to address critical issues that cut across disciplinary boundaries. AgBio focuses its teaching, research and outreach missions in four program areas each of which involves all three of the department’s disciplinary roots in entomology, plant pathology, and weed science. These programs are: 1) Genomics and Molecular Biology, 2) Ecology and Biodiversity, 3) Biology and Management of Invasive Species, and 4) Integrated Pest Management. AgBio emphasizes knowledge of pests and related organisms; the roles that they play in ecological, economic and social systems; and the application of such knowledge to developing economically and environmentally sound solutions for practical problems. Being interdisciplinary in nature, AgBio values cooperative and collaborative efforts with other units within the University, as well as other relevant entities in Colorado and beyond.
Location Fort Collins, CO
Salary $50,000 plus applicable benefits
Closing date of competition 8/14/2020
Date position available 9/1/2020
Description of duties The Post Doc will be responsible for leading and implementing research on the effectiveness of chafflining in dryland crop systems for harvest weed seed control. The Post Doc will be responsible to conduct lab investigations of dicamba and glyphosate resistance mechanisms in kochia. The Post Doc will be responsible for conducting research, writing reports and publications, and supervising undergraduate research assistants.
Qualifications sought Required:

PhD in weed science.
Experience with field-based research methods.
Knowledge of and experience with greenhouse herbicide resistance evaluation in weeds.
Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license or access to a licensed driver by the employment start date.
The successful candidate must be present in the United States and be able to obtain legal authorization to work in the United States by the proposed start date. The department PI will help sponsor a visa for this position, in compliance with international travel restrictions that may be in place at the time of the proposed start date.

Demonstrated knowledge of, and relevant ability with, culturally diverse communities among potential target and constituent populations.


Knowledge of and experience with radiolabeled herbicide studies.
Knowledge of and experience with evaluation of harvest weed seed control methods and research into weed biology as related to harvest weed seed control, including publications related to harvest weed seed control.
Experience with winter annual grasses in dryland wheat cropping systems.
Experience assessing weed seed germination.
Experience with molecular biology.

Contact for additional information Todd Gaines, todd.gaines@colostate.edu
Application procedure  
Submit what For full consideration please apply by July 27, 2020. Complete applications include: 1) Cover letter addressing required and preferred qualifications, 2) CV, 3) Statement of Research Interests, and 4) Contact information for 3 references who may be contacted at a later date to provide reference letters for semi-finalists. References will not be contacted without prior notification to applicants. Optional documents include up to 3 publications.
Submit to https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/78798
Additional Information Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity, and Title IX, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO. 80523, (970) 491-1715.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity, and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

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