Post-Doctoral Research Associate - Entomology & Plant Pathology

Knoxville, TN
Jun 10, 2021
Position Type
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Post-Doctoral Research Associate - Entomology & Plant Pathology

Regular Full-time, Pay Grade 00

The Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology is searching for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to conduct research focused on a molecular plant virology pertaining to interactions of viruses with plant parasitic nematodes and soybean. Conducting independent research in the field, greenhouse, and laboratory settings

Expectations: Design and perform research plan under the supervision of Dr. M. R. Hajimorad, keep current and organized research records, data archival and preparation of reports, presentation of research data at professional and progress meetings, and preparation of data and manuscripts for publication in appropriate peer-reviewed journals.


  • Ph.D. in Plant Pathology or Virology
  • Experience with plant viruses
  • Expertise with molecular virological methods including molecular characterization of viruses, site directed mutagenesis, synthesis of viral chimeras, and transient gene expression
  • Experience with Potyviruses and Picornaviruses
  • Good command of qualitative and quantitative methods used in agricultural research
  • Conscience etiquette for working chemical safety
  • Superior English  writing and speaking communication skills required
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States
Requested Documents:

Submit a letter of application addressing the above qualifications, current resume or CV, transcripts, published manuscript, and 3 professional work references with application.

This is a regular full time position with benefits dependent on available funding.

Salary Range: $36-50k commensurate with experience, successful manuscript publication and grantsmanship.

Location:  The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee.

Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. M. R. Hajimorad [email protected]

Applications should be submitted to

Job: Research Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-Knoxville
Organization: Entomology & Plant Path - Res
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Jun 8, 2021, 8:54:41 AM

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