Fellow (Post Doc)
General Description of Position:
This is a Fellow Post-Doctoral position in the Plant Biosecurity Lab in the department of Plant Pathology. The position is 100% research with primary responsibilities to support on-going projects for the development and validation of molecular detection/diagnostic assays for plant pathogenic bacteria and fungi. Although primarily a laboratory-based position, limited field work will be required. Presentation of scientific results at scientific meetings and publication of results in peer-reviewed journals is required. It is expected that the person in this position will assist in mentoring graduate and undergraduate students and contribute to general laboratory maintenance.
The Stack lab is seeking a highly motivated scientist to contribute to the development of genomics-based diagnostic assays for the detection of plant pathogens to the sub-specific (e.g. pathovar, race) and population levels of discrimination. We are currently focused on Pseudomonas syringae, Rathayibacter toxicum and Fusarium proliferatum.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
PhD in plant pathology, microbiology, molecular biology or biochemistry
Working experience with DNA-based technologies (PCR, real-time PCR, sequence analysis)
Working knowledge in mycology and microbiology (culture & preservation, strain characterization)
Strong written and oral communication skills
Effective interpersonal skills important to collaboration; ability to work well with others
Strong respect for laboratory safety
Theorectical and practical experience with development and validation of diagnostic protocols
Experience with bioinformatics analyses and software programs
Experience with population biology and/or population genetics
Experience with Pseudomonas syringae and/or Rathayibactor toxicus biology and genetics
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