Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Harnessing the stress-recruited microbiome of dry edible pea to promote resilience to biotic and abiotic stress


An immediate opening for a self-motivated and independent post-doctoral associate is available in the Microbiological Sciences Department of North Dakota State University, in the laboratory of Dr. Barney Geddes. The primary project will involve studying the microbiome of dry edible pea under disease, saline and drought stress. This will include a combination of field work and laboratory assays.  The project will involve cutting-edge microbial ecology approaches including the use of synthetic communities for the mechanistic dissection of plant-microbe interactions.

The researcher will work in a diverse research environment that also includes a major research thrust in rhizobium-legume symbiosis. The candidate will have the opportunity to work with a multidisciplinary research team that includes research experts in plant breeding, plant stress and plant pathology. Opportunities for mentorship and leading in the research group will be presented as well as contributing to and developing new and independent lines of research.  

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. Women & traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

The position is open until filled but review of applications will begin on September 03, 2021. Interested applicants can apply with the following link:

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Application deadline: Open until filled
Start date: ASAP
Location: North Dakota State University