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Postdoctoral Associate AD

The University of Georgia
Athens, GA
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Jun 25, 2022

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Postdoctoral Associate AD


CAES-Plant Pathology

About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the states oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( ). UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The Universitys main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The Universitys enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

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Athens Area

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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, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

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Please approximate the percentage of time spent on each task (out of 100%) during a typical work week. List these tasks in order of importance, with the most critical task coming first. Do not list more than 6 entries do not go below 5% time per assigned duty.


Develop assays for the rapid molecular detection of azole-resistant strains of Aspergillus fumigatus in environmental samples and monitor antifungal resistance of human pathogens in agricultural environments.

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Communicate regularly with the PI regarding research and other issues relevant to the project.

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Present results to the scientific community and for publication in peer-reviewed journals.

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Train graduate students, undergraduate students, and other researchers in the lab on methods and techniques as needed.

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Minimum Qualifications should list both the minimum degree and the field which the degree must be earned. If prior work experience is required, the posting should list both the job in which the experience must be gained, and the minimum duration that will be accepted.

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Post-Doctoral Associate AD



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Position Summary

This position in the Department of Plant Pathology will work on antifungal resistance monitoring of human pathogens in agricultural environments. Projects include development of assays for the rapid molecular detection of azole-resistant strains of Aspergillus fumigatus in environmental samples, identification of environments conducive to azole resistance development, and identifying fitness costs of azole resistance in fungi in agricultural environments.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position

Doctorate in Genetics, Biology, Plant Pathology, Microbiology or a related field. Molecular diagnostic research experience and experience working with fungi or other microorganisms. Previous field work experience. Excellent oral and written communication skills with a publication record.

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Physical Demands

Carry out field work under various environmental conditions, and standard laboratory and greenhouse work. Travel to field sites will be required.

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