Job Postings

Plant Pathology related positions posted here regularly.

Plant Pathology/IFAS/Agriculture at the University of Florida

Research Assistant Scientist

This is a 12-month tenure-accruing position that will be 5% teaching (College of Agricultural and Life Sciences), 95% research (Florida Agricultural Experiment Station) and 0% extension (Florida Cooperative Extension Service), available in the Plant Pathology Department Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, at the University of Florida. This assignment may change in accordance with the needs of the unit. Duties will include experience in DNA sequence acquisition, genome assembly, and gene annotation. The position also requires knowledge of gene mutation, high throughput genetic data management, genome engineering, and knowledge of plant pathogen/host interactions.

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Posted September 27, 2017

Department of Microbiology at the University of Tennessee

Assistant Professor

The Department of Microbiology at the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates for a tenure-track faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor level focusing on the ecology and/or transmission of animal or plant pathogens.  Competitive applicants will have a PhD and at least two years postdoctoral experience. The successful candidate is expected to establish an innovative, externally-funded research program and contribute to the departmental teaching mission at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

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Posted September 21, 2017

Louisiana State University

Assistant/Associate Professor (Biotic-Abiotic Crop Stress Pathologist/Physiologist)

Department of Plant Pathology & Crop Physiology, LSU AgCenter, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, invites applications for a tenure-track 12-month appointment with 75% research (LSU AgCenter) and 25% teaching responsibilities (LSU College of Agriculture). The individual will be a faculty member of the LSU AgCenter Department of Plant Pathology & Crop Physiology.

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Posted September 7, 2017

PennState University - College of Agricultural Sciences

Multiple Opportunities

The Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology (PPEM) seeks faculty, postdocs, and research technologists to help advance the mission of the department, college, and university. We are looking for enthusiastic researchers and technologists to join our team.

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Space Life Sciences Lab, adjacent to the Kennedy Space Center, FL

Postdoctoral Position in Mars Astrobiology

The Univ. of Florida is seeking an enthusiastic and capable postdoctoral scientist in Mars Astrobiology to study the growth of hypobarophilic bacteria under simulated Martian conditions. The research will use stable isotope probing, fluorescent stains, and NanoSIMS to explore the lower limits of metabolism and growth for hypobarophilic bacteria under simulated Mars surface conditions of 7 mbar, 0 to -30 C, CO2-enriched anoxic atmospheres, and high salts concentrations.  The successful candidate will have a PHD and experience in microbial ecology, metabolism, and bioinformatics of psychrophilic or other extremophilic bacteria. In addition, experience in the use of stable isotopes, electron microscopy (SEM & TEM), or epifluorescent microscopy are desired.
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The University of Georgia

Assistant or Associate Professor - Virology of Crop Plants
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Posted June 26, 2017

Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge

Full Time Assistant/Associate Professor(Tenure Track)

The Southern University and A & M College in Baton Rouge invites applications for a full time Assistant/Associate Professor (Tenure Track) position in Entomology and Plant Pathology in the Department of Urban Forestry and Natural Resources.

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Posted May 24, 2017

University of California, Riverside


A postdoctoral position is available in the Manosalva lab at UC Riverside.
The primary research goal of the Manosalva lab is elucidating the molecular and genetic basis of plant immunity against oomycete pathogens with an emphasis on Phytophthora cinnamomi (Pc) in model plants and avocado. The identification of candidate genes associated with resistance against this pathogen will be a key aspect for the generation of molecular markers for Marker Assisted Selection (MAS) to develop new avocado rootstocks resistant varieties. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to work in any of the research areas at Dr. Manosalva’s lab: 1) Understanding plant - Pc and Solanaceae - P. infestans interactions using molecular, genetic, biochemical, and genomic approaches (RNAseq and SmallRNAs), 2) Identification and characterization of Pc proteins required for pathogen virulence. In addition, we want to understand the molecular basis of the broad host specialization of Pc using comparative genomics, 3) Implementation of molecular breeding tools (ie. Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNPs) discovery and transcriptome analyses) for a more targeted avocado genomic selection in the UCR Avocado rootstock breeding program.

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Posted March 31, 2017

Dupont Pioneer   Johnston, IA

Plant Pathology Scientist

The Plant Pathology group at DuPont Pioneer is an integral support team to our product development and commercial business efforts. This Plant Pathology Scientist position will be a key contributor to a research team that provides a plant disease center of excellence for the organization, including but not limited to the following areas: disease characterization and phenotyping, plant disease diagnostics, inoculum production, phytosanitary support, and research efforts to improve crop disease control methods through genetic resistance, pathogen control, fungicidal control or other best management practices.

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Posted March 31, 2017

University of Tennessee

Dean, The University of Tennessee Extension

The Dean of The University of Tennessee Extension is administratively responsible to the Chancellor of the Institute of Agriculture, The University of Tennessee. The Dean, in cooperation with the Extension Administrator at Tennessee State University, is responsible for the comprehensive administration of the statewide Extension system in Tennessee. Information about programs and personnel of UT Extension is available at

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Posted March 27, 2017

UC Davis

Assistant/Associate Specialist in Cooperative Extension, Plant Pathology

The Department of Plant Pathology at UC Davis has a faculty position available in Cooperative Extension to work on diseases of grapevines, strawberries, caneberries, and other fruit crops. Attached is the position announcement; a longer version can be found at This is a research-extension position and is based in Davis. Note that the position is being advertised at assistant and associate levels.  The focal crops have a combined value of over $7 billion per year and there is very strong industry support for applied research (especially with grapes and strawberries).

Posted March 27, 2017

Montana State University

Department Head and Associate/Full Professor - Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology

Nine month, academic year appointment; tenure-track, 70% administration, 10% research, 10% teaching, 10% service. Summer salary is generally provided by the College for administrative duties.

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Posted March 22, 2017

University of Maryland, College Park Maryland

Assistant Professor, Grape and Small Fruit Pathology

This is a 12 month position with a 50% University of Maryland Extension (UME) and a 50% Maryland Agricultural
Experiment Station (MAES) appointment. The tenure home for this position is in the Department of Plant Science and
Landscape Architecture, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

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Posted March 16, 2017

Field Crop Plant Pathologist; LSU AgCenter, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Assistant/Associate Professor

Assistant/Associate Professor; This position is a tenure-track 12-month appointment with 85% research (LSU AgCenter) and 15% teaching responsibilities (LSU College of Agriculture). The individual will be a faculty member of the LSU AgCenter Department of Plant Pathology & Crop Physiology.

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Posted February 28, 2017