Postdoctoral Position: Insect Physiology

Dr. Julia Bowsher and Dr. Kendra Greenlee in the Department of Biological Sciences at North Dakota State University have a postdoctoral fellowship, beginning 1 May 2020 or as soon thereafter following hiring approval. The postdoctoral researcher will work on projects focusing on the regulation of metamorphosis and diapause in solitary bees. The postdoc will work with project personnel at NDSU and the USDA-ARS (Dr. Rinehart and Dr. Yocum) and will mentor graduate and undergraduate assistants. Salary is competitive. Support is for two years with potential for renewal.

Candidates must have:

  1. Ph.D. from an accredited institution in a discipline appropriate to the biological sciences Degree must be completed prior to the start date of employment
  2. Evidence of peer-reviewed publication
  3. Effective oral and written communication skills
  4. Ability to interact and collaborate effectively with a diversity of colleagues and students. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated ability in one or more of the following: 1) hormonal or genetic control of development; 2) thermal physiology or the regulation of diapause; 3) molecular biology/genomics/transcriptomics; 4) research on model or non-model insects; 5) experience mentoring undergraduate students in independent research; 6) experience applying for grant funding.

Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, description of research experience (2 pages maximum) and contact information for three professional references (telephone number and email). 

All application materials must be submitted online at:

Review of applications will begin 6 March 2020 and continue until the position is filled. 

Questions regarding the search may be sent to

North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable

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