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Area Citrus IPM Advisor - Exeter, CA

University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
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    Location

    Exeter, CA

    Deadline

    July 20, 2020

    Details

    The Area Citrus IPM Advisor is responsible for conducting research, extension and education programs in integrated pest management for arthropod pests of citrus with the goal of improving production and economic viability of citrus production in the San Joaquin Valley.

    1. Address issues in management of arthropod pests of citrus using IPM strategies through applied research and extension education programs to disseminate information to San Joaquin Valley citrus production and industry clientele.
    2. Support pest management in citrus production throughout California.
    3. The Area IPM Advisor will be a member of the University of California Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program (ipm.ucanr.edu) and will participate in UC IPM activities, including development and review of UC IPM online and print publication, organizational meetings, and other programmatic activities relevant to the mission and strategic plan of the Program.

    This an exciting opportunity to have meaningful impacts in San Joaquin Valley citrus production and throughout California. Opportunities abound for research and extension partnerships that link growers and resource professionals with relevant science-based information and promote effective problem solving.  You will also join a team of highly motivated UCCE colleagues who are passionate about their work and are dedicated to making a difference within the communities and working landscapes of California. The potential for collaborative projects within the UC ANR system is nearly limitless.

    This position is co-funded by Citrus Research Board for a period of ten years with intent for co-funded renewal. Continuation beyond the initial ten-year term is contingent upon agreement by both UC ANR and Citrus Research Board, with review of need and available funding taking place before the term end date. This is not an academic career-track appointment and is not eligible for indefinite status.

    U.S. citizenship is required

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Posted June 9, 2020


Research Plant Pathologist - Frederick, MD

Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service
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    Location

    Frederick, MD

    Deadline

    June 15, 2020

    Details

    This position is located at the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Foreign Disease-Weed Science Research Unit (FDWSRU), on Fort Detrick, in Frederick, MD.

    The primary responsibility of the incumbent is the discovery and acquisition of plant pathogens for weed management, evaluation of candidate pathogen agents, and developing new methods for effective microbially-based weed control strategies.

    Responsibilities

    • Develop plant pathogens as biological control agents for invasive weeds in the United States.
    • Identify pathogens, characterize the nature and extent of disease in target and non-target plants.
    • Identify the molecular/physiological nature of susceptibility and resistance responses in the tested species.
    • Determine pathogen host range using statistically sound experimental analyses that combine knowledge in phylogenetic relatedness, plant physiology, and phenotypic disease response data.
    • Develop risk assessments and proposals for weed biological control agent release to state and federal regulatory agencies

    U.S. citizenship is required

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Posted June 1, 2020


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Posted March 25, 2020


Research Plant Pathologist - Frederick, MD

Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service
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    Location

    Frederick, MD

    Deadline

    June 15, 2020

    Details

    This position is located at the USDA, Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Foreign Disease Weed Science Research Unit on Fort Detrick in Frederick, MD. The primary responsibility of the incumbent is to conceive, plan, execute, and report research results involving emerging oomycete plant pathogens.

    Responsibilities

    • Conceive, plan, execute, and report research results involving exotic or endemic oomycete pathogens that are a threat to U.S. agriculture.
    • Study the epidemiology, host range and interactions among emerging oomycete plant pathogens and host plants.
    • Study the genetic diversity among emerging oomycete plant pathogen populations.
    • Develop rapid, sensitive, and specific molecular detection tools for oomycete plant pathogens.
    • Collaborate with other USDA, government, university, and private sector scientists to build multi-disciplinary team necessary for this research.
    • Analyze, interpret, and disseminate research findings in the form of reports, presentations and publications in scientific journals.

    U.S. citizenship is required

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Posted June 1, 2020


Supervisory Research Plant Pathologist / Research Geneticist / Research Chemist (Research Leader) - Fargo, ND

Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service
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    Location

    Fargo, ND

    Deadline

    June 22, 2020

    Details

    Summary

    This position is located in the Agricultural Research Service, Field Service, Plains Area, Fargo, North Dakota.

    The incumbent serves as Research Leader and Supervisory Research Plant Pathologist, Supervisory Research Geneticist, or Supervisory Research Chemist in the Cereal Crops Research Unit at the Edward T. Schafer Agricultural Research Center. The professional staff consists of 12 scientists (including the research leader) in addition to support personnel.

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    Responsibilities

    • Directs all aspects of the Research Unit, including the research program, personnel, Unit facilities .
    • Guides research programs, determines customer expectations, and advises leaders in the farming industry, milling/baking industries, and state and federal action/regulatory agencies.
    • Conducts and leads research on pathogens, germplasm development, or grain quality of barley, wheat, and/or oats.

    U.S. citizenship is required

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Posted June 1, 2020


Biological Science Laboratory Technician - Frederick, MD

Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service
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    Location

    Frederick, MD

    Deadline

    May 1, 2020

    Details

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Foreign Disease-Weed Science Research Unit (FDWSRU) located on Fort Detrick in Frederick, Maryland is seeking highly qualified candidates for three permanent full-time Biological Science Laboratory Technicians, at a GS-0404-5 or GS-0404-6 level with a salary range of $39,291.00 to $56,939.00 per year. Two of these positions assist with research on foreign plant diseases that threaten U.S. agriculture, while the other position assists with research aimed at using plant pathogens to control invasive weeds that threaten U.S. agriculture. Some research will be conducted in a Biological Safety Level 3 Plant Pathogen Containment Facility and requires a background investigation. 

    U.S. citizenship is required

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Posted April 20, 2020