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Postdoctoral Fellow
Dakota State University in the Madison, South Dakota
 
 
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Date Posted 09/10/2020
Category
Postdoctoral-Fellowships
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Posting Details

 

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Institution SD School of Mines
Working Title Postdoctoral Fellow
Posting Number NFE00853P
Department SDSMT-Chemical & Biological Engineering
Physical Location of Position (City) Rapid City
Posting Text

Data Driven Material Discovery (DDMD) Center for Bioengineering Innovation is a newly founded center that is funded by the National Science Foundation. The center goal is to develop next generation nanoscale coatings for regulating biofilm formation on the technologically relevant materials. The DDMD Postdoctoral Fellow along with other team members will answer the questions regarding multi-cellular bacterial pattern formation, biofilms assembly and quantification of the variation in biofilm architecture, and the genetic basis of biofilm phenotypes developed under the influence of precisely engineered 2D coatings by applying omics tools. The researcher will design and execute experiments using cellular and molecular biological assays to investigate the molecular ecology and genetic make-up of biofilms; and how biofilms interact within different environments.

A Ph.D. in Biochemical Engineering, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, Environmental Engineering, Microbiology, Molecular biology, or related field is required. Applicants should have an excellent publication record in relevant fields. We seek a highly motivated postdoc candidate with strong experimental skills and solid background in molecular and synthetic biology, biofilm imaging analyses, metabolic flux balance analyses, and genomic/transcriptomic analyses. The candidate is expected to have a prior experience in biofilm characterization; proficiency at the bench in various molecular biology techniques; multi-omics data analyses; and advanced genome editing techniques. In addition, experience with next-generation sequencing and writing high-level scientific reports and manuscripts are preferred.

Established in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is a science and engineering research university located in Rapid City, South Dakota. South Dakota Mines is a public university offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in engineering and science.

Known for our academic rigor, we maintain an average class size of 24. Our students benefit from immersive learning experiences including undergraduate research, co-ops/internships, and numerous nationally competitive engineering teams. Our Research Programs are concentrated in four areas: energy and environment; materials and manufacturing; STEM education; and underground science and engineering.

South Dakota Mines is a growing university that enrolls around 2,550 students from 46 states and 41 countries and is ranked as the best engineering school for return on investment out of 302 similar institutions across the United States. The SD Mines placement rate for recent graduates is 97 percent.

Rapid City is the state’s second largest city (with an urban population of 75,443 and metropolitan population of 148,749) and is nestled at the foot of the beautiful Black Hills. Mount Rushmore, Badlands National Park and Crazy Horse Memorial are all within an hour of the University. Rapid City enjoys a relatively mild climate and offers year-round recreational opportunities, including, hiking, bicycling, skiing, snowboarding, fishing, and hunting, to name a few. For more information about South Dakota Mines and Rapid City, visit: http://sdsmt.edu/The-Rushmore-Region/.

South Dakota Mines is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package including paid medical and life insurance for our employees, as well as medical, dental and vision coverage for spouses and dependents; retirement plans; paid holidays; and a generous vacation and sick day allowance. Individuals interested in this position must apply online at http://www.sdsmt.edu/employment. Human Resources can provide accommodation to the online application process and may be reached at (605) 394-1203. Review of applications will begin on June 18, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled. Employment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background investigation.

Posting Date 05/20/2020
Closing Date  
Open Until Filled Yes
First Consideration Date 06/18/2020
Advertised Salary  
Duration of the Term 12 months
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Appointment Percent 100
Work Hours

40 hours per week
8 AM to 5 PM

Typical Hours Worked Per Week  
Appointment Type Regular
Faculty Status No
Scope of Search External (includes Internal)
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This position requires No Requirement
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Department Description and Cultural Expectations

None

Affirmative Action Statement  
Diversity Statement

South Dakota Mines does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, gender, gender identification, transgender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status in employment or the provision of service.

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