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University of California, Riverside

Postdoctoral

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 https://extension.tennessee.edu.

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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 https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF01512. 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


USDA Agricultural Research Service; Fort Detrick, Maryland

Research Plant Pathologist

This position is located in the Foreign Disease-Weed Science Research Unit in Fort Detrick, Maryland which is a Biocontainment Facility and the incumbent will work with high consequence pathogens. The mission of the foreign disease program is to develop techniques for the rapid detection and identification of new and exotic plant pathogens and to provide fundamental information on emerging pathogens.  The mission of the biological control program is to collect pathogens from weeds in their native habitat, and to evaluate, characterize and release the pathogens in the U.S. for biological control of weeds, leading to improved, sustainable weed control practices in agricultural systems with reduced dependence of chemical herbicides.

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Posted November 3, 2016


Oregon State University

Assistant Professor of Practice

The Oregon State University (OSU) Extension Service invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Assistant Professor of Practice position. Reappointments are at the discretion of the Regional Administrator, Department Head, and Program Leader. This position will be located in Central Point, Oregon.

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Posted October 25, 2016


PennState University - College of Agricultural Sciences

Epidemiologist/Field Crop Pathologist

The Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology (PPEM), College of Agricultural Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University seeks a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor with a 75% research and 25% extension appointment.

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The University of Georgia

Assistant Professor: Plant Nematode Management
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Assistant Professor: Fruit Pathology
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