Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Plant Sciences USask

03 Apr 2023 17:18 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Job Title: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Plant Sciences
Status: 3 year Term, May 1, 2023 April 30, 2026.
Employment Group: Post-Doctoral Fellows - PSAC Full Time Equivalent (FTE): 1.0 Salary Information: $45,000/year plus benefits

Primary Purpose: To work as a team member on the project, “Adapting Wheat to Stressful Environments: Identifying Key Transpiration Efficiency Components Reducing Day-Time Water Loss and Heat Stress Linked to Yield”. Specifically, to be the lead researcher to address Objective #2 within the project “To profile AQP PIP1, PIP2 protein differences (abundance, phosphorylation) among wheat genotypes in leaf and root tissue during day vs night time”.

Nature of Work: The primary responsibilities of the Postdoctoral Fellow is to plan the experiments to address Objective #2 above, conduct the research, statistically analyze the data, write the annual report in time to meet the yearly deadlines and submit publications in peer reviewed journals based on this work. Because of the nature of the work, research may extend after hours into evenings and weekends on some occasions to permit timely sampling and/or plant care.

Typical Duties or Accountabilities: The candidate will work independently but also be an important member of a larger team to successfully plan and perform experiments, assist other members as needed, write the annual report to meet deadlines. The candidate will be a part of an active team of graduate students, Professional Research Associates, exchanging ideas and problem solving. Before the three year term, the candidate should have submitted at least one peer reviewed publication based on their work on this project. The candidate will have good communication skills, make presentations if needed and update the PI, Dr. Karen Tanino on a regular basis.

Education: The candidate must hold a PhD from a valid academic institution in the area of Plant Biology and meet the minimum TOEFL or IELTS standards of the Department of Plant Sciences.

Experience: Ideally the candidate will have experience in conducting and analyzing proteomics data. The candidate must have demonstrated ability to publish novel work in higher impact, peer reviewed journals in a related field to the needs of this project.

Skills: The candidate shall possess effective interpersonal skills, have demonstrated ability to work in a diversified group, be organized to multi-task, have sound knowledge and have published in the area of plant abiotic stress physiology.

To Apply: Applications will be sent to and must include a cover letter, a statement addressing qualifications, a resume with references and publications, and be submitted as a single PDF document. Applications will be accepted until May 1 or until the position is filled. The statement addressing qualifications must address each and every one of the qualifications listed in the above sections on education, experience and skills. The use of subtitles is strongly recommended. We also strongly encourage providing specific examples of actions or behaviors to demonstrate experience or skill. Applications that fail to provide all of the information required will be considered incomplete and will not be assessed. The University believes equity, diversity, and inclusion strengthen the community and enhance excellence, innovation and creativity. We are dedicated to recruiting individuals who will enrich our work and learning environments.

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