Location: PROSSER, IRRIGATED AGRICULTURE RESEARCH CENTER
Employee Type: Faculty (+) (Fixed Term)
Job Family: Faculty - Academic - OT Eligible
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Summary of Duties:
The postdoctoral research associate in the department of Plant Pathology at the Prosser Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center will be responsible for planning and conducting independent research on grapevine viruses. The postdoctoral research associate will participate in research projects related to 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. He/she will mentor graduate and undergraduate students and prepare project reports and manuscripts for publications and present research results at professional and industry meetings.
PhD in Plant Virology, Plant Molecular Biology, Plant Biochemistry, Disease Epidemiology or related field at the time of hire.
Must possess a valid driver's license or have the ability to obtain one by the date of hire.
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: College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS) Department Name: Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center (IAREC) City, State, Zip: Prosser, WA, 99350 Department Link: https://iarec.wsu.edu/ Monthly Salary: Commensurate upon experience and qualifications FTE: 100%
Temporary End Date: This is a temporary position. Renewal is dependent on the need for extension and/or if additional funding is secured to extend employment.
Screening Begin Date: This position has been re-posted. Screening of applications has begun will remain ongoing until the position has been filled.
Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.
Application Instructions: Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) Resume/CV and 2) Cover letter. Applicants cover letter needs to include a statement of research experience and future interests. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application, with emails and contact numbers for each reference.
Resume | CV
Time Type: Full time
Position Term: 12 Month
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