Assistant Research Scientist - PVA 68460 in Georgia

Deadline August 22, 2014
Date Posted June 23, 2014
Type Non tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

Horticulture: The Department of Horticulture (, The University of Georgia, is seeking applicants for an Assistant Research Scientist with responsibilities in postharvest biology of horticultural food crops. The position is a 9-month (Academic), non-tenure track position with an 85% Research and 15% Teaching appointment. The incumbent will be expected to establish a research program in postharvest biology addressing: 1) vegetable/fruit reproductive processes using physiological, molecular and genomic tools; 2) yield and phytonutrient content of vegetables and fruit; and 3) collaborative efforts with existing vegetable and fruit breeding programs. Additional expectations are to procure extramural funding; publish research findings; and participate in other scholarly and departmental activities including the teaching program. The position will be located at the University of Georgia, Athens. Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Horticulture or closely related field and four years of postdoctoral research experience with emphasis on application of molecular biology tools for plant improvement. Candidate should be proficient at written and oral communication, be able to demonstrate effectiveness as a member of a team, and have experience/training in grant writing. Applications: Electronically send application package to: Inquiries regarding the position should be sent to: Dr. Cecilia McGregor Email: Phone: 706.542.0782. Applicants must submit the following documentation in electronic format: a letter of application, curriculum vita, statement of research and any other information that reflects on professional qualifications. Applicants should also arrange for an electronic copy of official transcripts and three professional letters of reference to be sent to To assure full consideration, applications must be received by 22 August 2014. Anticipated position start date is 1 September 2014. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. The University requests your voluntary completion of our demographic inquiry found at:, which is used for monitoring our efforts. This information will only be used for Equal Employment Opportunity reporting purposes and your personal information will not be shared with the search committee. Effective January 1, 2008, the Board of Regents has enacted a "background check" policy for new hires in the system as a condition of employment. This policy can be found at: Upon offer of employment, you must complete the "Consent for a Background Investigation" form.

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