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Postdoc - Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Peanut Research

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Please submit a minimum of 3 reference letters as Other Documents #1; additionally, please send the reference letters to Dave Hoisington at

Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number S00427P
Working Title Postdoc - Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Peanut Research
About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Peanut Research (Peanut Lab) is a five-year, $14 million USAID-funded program supporting collaborative research between US and developing country partners in four Areas of Inquiry related to peanuts: varietal improvement, value-added gains along the value chain, understanding the role of peanuts in nutrition and health, and understanding the roles of gender and youth along the peanut value chain. Gender and youth are also crosscutting considerations for all Peanut Lab projects.

The Peanut Lab is housed in the Office of Global Programs (OGP), which strives to open doors to research collaborations, expand international partnerships, and provide students high-quality immersive opportunities throughout the world.

The position will have an administrative home in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication (ALEC) that promotes food, environmental and social sustainability through experiential education. The ALEC mission is to develop leaders, educators and communicators to engage in food systems that are environmentally and socially sustainable.

College/Unit/Department website
Posting Type External
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
Employment Type UGA Employee
Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible
Full/Part time Full Time
Work Schedule
Work Schedule (other)

40 hours/week

Advertised Salary Approximately $48,000/year
Posting Date 01/31/2018
Open until filled Yes
Closing Date
Proposed Starting Date 04/02/2018
Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit a minimum of 3 reference letters as Other Documents #1; additionally, please send the reference letters to Dave Hoisington at

Location of Vacancy Athens Area
EEO Policy Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Position Information

Pay Grade 000
FLSA Exempt
Job Family Research And Lab
FTE 100
Minimum Qualifications
Position Summary

The position will conduct formative desk and field research, assist in the preparation and consideration of commissioned and competitive calls for research proposals under the Peanut Lab, and assist in the training and implementation of gender sensitive research by researchers from diverse disciplines.

As a member of the Peanut Lab Management Entity at UGA, the Associate will also participate in the administration, monitoring and evaluation of the project, and will travel to Peanut Lab research sites in the USA and foreign countries to monitor progress.

The position is available immediately and the initial appointment is for a minimum of two years. Continuation of the position will depend on performance of the associate, needs by UGA and Peanut Lab, and the availability of funding.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Excellent team skills. Willingness to travel internationally. Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications
Physical Demands

Light office work and ability to travel.

Is driving required to perform essential duties outlined in this position? (This does not include infrequent trips) The successful candidate would have to provide proof that s/he has a valid driver's license when offered employment. No
Does this position have financial responsibilities? No



Assist in the preparation and consideration of commissioned and competitive calls for research proposals under the Peanut Lab.

Percentage of time 30

Organize and provide training for Peanut Lab researchers in designing and implementing gender/youth sensitive research.

Percentage of time 25

Provide input into the management of the Peanut Lab as a member of the Management Entity.

Percentage of time 25

Conduct formative desk and field research in gender and youth in peanuts.

Percentage of time 20

Posting Specific Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Other Documents #1
Optional Documents
  1. Other Documents #2