A Post-Doctoral Fellow position is currently available in the laboratory of Dr. Paul Dyce at Auburn University (AU), in the Department of Animal Sciences. This is a funded position to study the reproductive advancement of the efficiency of forage-based beef production. Investigators in the Dyce lab utilize the molecular analysis of heifers with differing reproductive outcomes. The candidate will also get experience utilizing in vitro maturation, fertilization, and embryo development to study the advancement of reproductive technologies. We use a variety of in vivo, in vitro, and molecular biological techniques to better understand oocyte health and fertility. In addition to the above research focus, the successful candidate will have opportunities to participate in other lines of research, mentor undergraduate/ graduate students, and extension activities.
This is a benefit eligible, non-tenure track position. The appointment is for an initial period of one year with a possibility of continuance up to a maximum of four years depending on performance and funding availability.
Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier public land-grant institutions. In 2020, it was ranked 44th among public universities by U.S. News and World Report and it is categorized as a Carnegie very high research activity, or R1, university. Auburn’s 2020 enrollment of 30,737 students included 24,505 undergraduate and 6,232 graduate and professional students. Organized into twelve academic colleges and schools, Auburn’s 1,643 instructional faculty members-87% of whom are employed full-time-offer more than 200 educational programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels. The University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, its positive work environment, its student engagement, and its beautiful campus.
Auburn residents enjoy a thriving community, recognized as one of the "best small towns in America," with moderate climate and easy access to major cities or to beach and mountain recreational facilities. Situated along the rapidly developing I-85 corridor between Atlanta, Georgia, and Montgomery, Alabama, the combined Auburn-Opelika-Columbus statistical area has a population of over 500,000, with excellent public-school systems and regional medical centers.