Location: PROSSER, IRRIGATED AGRICULTURE RESEARCH CENTER
Employee Type: Faculty (+) (Fixed Term)
Job Family: Faculty - Academic - Not OT Eligible
Summary of Duties:
The postdoctoral research associate in the department of Plant Pathology will be responsible for planning and conducting independent research on grapevine viruses. The postdoctoral research associate will be involved in a broad range of topics, including diagnostics, epidemiology, viral functional genomics and host-virus interactions using model and non-model plant systems. The postdoctoral research associate will participate in lab and field based research projects on grapevine viruses.
PhD in Plant Virology, Plant Molecular Biology, Plant Biochemistry, Disease Epidemiology or related field at the time of hire;
Possess, or be able to obtain by date of hire, a valid driver's license.
Demonstrated expertise through publications in any of the following areas: molecular biology of plant viruses, next-generation sequencing and bioinformatics, plant tissue culture and transformation, host-virus interactions, computational epidemiology and disease modeling;
Ability to conduct research independently, publish research findings in peer-reviewed scientific journals and present research findings at scientific and industry meetings;
Ability to work in the lab, greenhouse and grower fields to conduct research and be flexible to take additional research projects as necessary;
Ability to work well in a multi-cultural team setting and have excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills.
Area/College: Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences
Department Name: Irrigated Agricultural Research and Extension Center
Temporary End Date: This is a temporary position, 12 month annual, short term, non-tenure track, Faculty rank. Renewal is dependent on performance and funding available.
Posting Close Date: Open Until Filled
Screening Begin Date: 6/1/2021
Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.
Application Instructions: Required Documents: Cover letter, Statement of research experience and future interests, and current CV listing publications (both published and pending) and contact information for three references.
Time Type: Full time
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