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Iowa State University Swine Industry Postdoctoral Research Associate in Ames, Iowa

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Position Title:Swine Industry Postdoctoral Research Associate

Appointment Type:Post Doc/Trainee

Job Description:Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

The Iowa Pork Industry Center (IPIC) invites applications for a postdoctoral research fellowship position, which will involve conducting independent and field research, with an emphasis in field epidemiology in swine populations. This position will work in conjunction with current and emerging projects as part of the IPIC. The incumbent will be expected to work closely with industry stakeholders to facilitate industry guidance on experimental design, statistical analysis and training as part of their extension and outreach efforts. As a result, we expect excellent organizational skills, outstanding written and oral communication, and the ability to work as a team member but also independently in a leadership role. As a component of the position, the candidate will be expected to lead the development and delivery of an industry focused workshops on statistical methods and experimental approaches for field research to support production and allied industry companies.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in a biological sciences field and/or statistics.

At least two years of experience working in the swine industry.

Preferred Qualifications:

Proficient in basic Microsoft Office programs and statistical software packages such as R or SAS.

Documented experience with grant writing, designing and conducting field trials

Demonstrated ability to analyze small and large data sets using advanced software packages.

Strong understanding of the U.S. swine production system.

Experience working with large data sets as it relates to swine production.

Demonstrated ability to collaborate with industry partners

Proposed Start Date:January 4, 2021

Proposed End Date or Length of Term:October 3, 2022

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:November 12, 2020

Posting Close Date:March 16, 2021

Job Requisition Number:R3573

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 ( .

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