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Iowa State University Postdoc Research Associate- College of Ag and Life Sciences in Ames, Iowa

Position Information:

Position Title:Postdoc Research Associate- College of Ag and Life Sciences

Appointment Type:Post Doc/Trainee

Job Description:Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University is currently seeking applications for a Leadership and Professional Development Postdoc.

This position would focus primarily on seeking opportunities for funding (RFPs) for undergraduate and graduate programs, from federal agencies, foundations, and companies. The position is responsible for seeking appropriate college partners and helping facilitate the grant-writing process where necessary. This position will also help develop and lead strategies for enhancing/supporting graduate programs, graduate students, and postdocs, including the development of graduate internship programs. Finally, this position will provide leadership for the development of training modules for advisers, peer mentors, and major professors.

The successful candidate will exhibit outstanding written and oral communication skills. In addition, the candidate will possess the ability to understand and be sensitive to the needs of under-represented populations. The successful candidate will be able to develop and foster professional relationships with college collaborators.

This position is a full-time, three-year term position.

Required Minimum Qualifications:


Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in grant writing.

Experience in training development

Experience working with underrepresented populations

This position will remain open until filled.

Proposed Start Date:April 1, 2021

Proposed End Date or Length of Term:April 1, 2024

Number of Months Employed Per Year:12 Month Work Period

Time Type:Full time

Pay Grade:Post Docs

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae

2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter

3) Contact Information for Three References

The candidate selected for hire may be requested to provide documentation to verify highest degree completed.

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Original Posting Date:March 15, 2021

Posting Close Date:

Job Requisition Number:R4360

Iowa State University ( is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 30,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community ( .

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email

If you have questions about the application process please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll-Free at 1-877-477-7485. Iowa State University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should email or call (515) 294-4800 or Toll-Free: (877) 477-7485. TTY users are welcome to use the Iowa Relay Service number by dialing 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2942.

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