lundi 14 mars 2016

Position Announcement: Postdoctoral Scholar


Iowa State University               

Department of Animal Science

February 12, 2016
Position Announcement: Postdoctoral Scholar

A research position at the rank of Post-doctoral Scholar is available in the Department of Animal Science, Iowa State University in the area of Animal Breeding and Genetics / Animal Science with particular emphasis on gilt development and sow lifetime productivity.

The successful candidate must (a) have a Ph.D. in Animal Breeding and Genetics or Animal Science with an expertise in statistical design and data analysis, (b) be proficient in speaking and writing English and (c) have a valid U.S. driver’s license.

The candidate should be proficient, or be able to quickly learn computer software such as SAS, R, Excel, Word and other standard software packages as needed. The individual will be expected to perform data analysis, present research results at conferences, train undergraduate students, help with grant writing and write manuscripts for publication. The successful candidate must demonstrate the capacity for integrative- and critical scientific thinking, excellent organizational skills, ability to multitask, and have a passion for science.

The successful candidate will primarily be responsible for assembling; collating and analyzing data from a long-term study examining sow lifetime productivity. The study will take place in commercial facilities and involve collaboration among several universities, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the National Pork Board. It is expected that the individual would be responsible for the initial draft of reports regarding this project, and for the initial draft of the primary manuscript(s).

Salary is $45,000 per annum and the contract is written for 1 year with the possibility of renewal for an additional year, pending performance and funding availability. Post doctorate and Pre doctorate Associates are eligible for medical, pharmacy, vision and dental coverage. Specific information regarding plan eligibility, costs and coverage are available at: Interested persons should submit their curriculum vitae, a statement of research experience and interest, and contact information for three references. The starting date for the position is March 1, 2016 or is negotiable. Post doctorate associates are eligible and are encouraged to participate in courses to expand their current skill set.

Please send the requested documents electronically as a single PDF file to

Dr. Ken Stalder
Professor in Animal Breeding and Genetics
Iowa State University
Department of Animal Science,
109 Kildee Hall,
Ames, IA, USA. 50011-3150.
Phone (515) 294-4683