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Post-Doctoral Fellow - Reproductive Biology
Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama
Date Posted 08/20/2021
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Posting Details

Job Title Post-Doctoral Fellow - Reproductive Biology
Posting Number P0363F

Job Description Summary
A Post-Doctoral Fellow position is currently available in the laboratory of Dr. Paul Dyce at Auburn University (AU), in the Department of Animal Sciences. This is a funded position to study the reproductive advancement of the efficiency of forage-based beef production. Investigators in the Dyce lab utilize the molecular analysis of heifers with differing reproductive outcomes. The candidate will also get experience utilizing in vitro maturation, fertilization, and embryo development to study the advancement of reproductive technologies. We use a variety of in vivo, in vitro, and molecular biological techniques to better understand oocyte health and fertility. In addition to the above research focus, the successful candidate will have opportunities to participate in other lines of research, mentor undergraduate/ graduate students, and extension activities. 
This is a benefit eligible, non-tenure track position. The appointment is for an initial period of one year with a possibility of continuance up to a maximum of four years depending on performance and funding availability.
Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier public land-grant institutions. In 2020, it was ranked 44th among public universities by U.S. News and World Report and it is categorized as a Carnegie very high research activity, or R1, university. Auburn’s 2020 enrollment of 30,737 students included 24,505 undergraduate and 6,232 graduate and professional students. Organized into twelve academic colleges and schools, Auburn’s 1,643 instructional faculty members—87% of whom are employed full-time—offer more than 200 educational programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels. The University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, its positive work environment, its student engagement, and its beautiful campus.
Auburn residents enjoy a thriving community, recognized as one of the “best small towns in America,” with moderate climate and easy access to major cities or to beach and mountain recreational facilities. Situated along the rapidly developing I-85 corridor between Atlanta, Georgia, and Montgomery, Alabama, the combined Auburn-Opelika-Columbus statistical area has a population of over 500,000, with excellent public-school systems and regional medical centers. 
Minimum Qualifications
The minimum qualification is an earned Ph.D. in animal sciences, biological sciences, or related field at the time employment begins.  Relevant experience in reproduction, molecular biology techniques, and/or immunology required.  The successful candidate will be expected to think critically, design and conduct experiments, analyze and interpret data, prepare manuscripts for publication, and assist with grant preparation and student training. 
The individual selected for the position must be able to meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States by the start date and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.
Desired Qualifications
Desired qualifications include the following:
Expertise in immunofluorescent/immunohistochemical procedures (microscopy, imaging, data analysis), DNA, RNA and protein isolation and analysis (PCR, qPCR, blotting/probing, histology), cell culture, IVFELISA-based assays, flow cytometry, and cattle handling experience. 
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must complete an on-line application process at the following link: https://www.auemployment.com/postings/24623 and attach the following: 1) Cover letter stating research interests and career goals, 2) current curriculum vita, and 3) copies of all academic transcripts. When prompted, please provide names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references. Only complete application materials will be considered. Active review of applications will begin September 20, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. For questions regarding the position, please contact Dr. Paul Dyce at pwd0003@auburn.edu

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AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.
Open Until Filled Yes
References required for this position? Yes
If yes, minimum number requested 3

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