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Plant Pathology related positions posted here regularly.


Research Plant Pathologist

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Foreign Disease-Weed Science Research Unit (FDWSRU) at Ft. Detrick, Maryland is seeking highly qualified candidates for a permanent full-time Research Plant Pathologist, GS-0434-12 with a salary range of $81,5480.00 to $106,012.00 per year. This position conducts 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. To apply, see vacancy announcement ARS-D18E-0084 at the USAJOBS Website (, and follow the application directions provided. U.S. citizenship is required. Applications must be received by July 9, 2018.

Posted June 26, 2018

Plant Pathology/IFAS

Biological Scientist II

- Conduct training sessions for current and new scientists on environmental health and safety policies, biosafety regulations, and best laboratory, greenhouse, and growth chamber research practices. Be a helpful resource for scientists regarding best practices for meeting regulatory policies. Develop and implement new policies and practices as necessary to improve efficiency or compliance. Intervene in cases where safety practices are not being adhered to, with the assistance of the chair. Be conversant on current relevant regulations, and create a network of resources within and outside of UF to answer questions.  Keep records as necessary for compliance and use monitoring. Prepare for and participate in facility inspections by internal and external regulators, and respond to inspection reports.

- Take responsibility for shared equipment maintenance and repair. Train scientists on the use of autoclaves and other selected equipment. Monitor equipment function and compliance with best practices.  Assist the chair in monitoring the cost of service contracts and repairs.

- Assist individual research programs in equipment purchases and installation. Assist scientists and staff in developing or updating research SOPS, permits for importation of microbes, or identifying needed resources. Other tasks as assigned.

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Posted May 31st, 2018

Ft. Lauderdale REC - IFAS - UF

Assit. Professor of Palm Mycology

This is a 12-month tenure-accruing position that will be 70% research (Florida Agricultural Experiment Station) and 30% extension (Florida Cooperative Extension Service), available in the Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center (FLREC), Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS), at the University of Florida.  This assignment may change in accordance with the needs of the unit.  Duties will include development of a productive, interdisciplinary, extramurally funded research program with an emphasis on palm diseases caused by fungi.

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Posted May 23, 2018

UC Davis

Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology

The Department of Plant Pathology in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Davis is recruiting an Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology. This is an academic year (9-month), tenure track, Assistant Professor position that includes translational research and outreach relevant to the mission of the California Agricultural Experiment Station (AES).

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Posted April 18, 2018

Cornell - New York

Extension Associate - Vegetable Crops Specialist

Provide commercial vegetable growers and industry representatives with the knowledge and educational resources necessary to assess production and management practices that will enhance their profitability and sustain the growth of the vegetable industry in Western New York.

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Department of Plant Pathology, University of Florida, Main Campus


This is a 12-month nontenure-accruing position that will be 100% teaching (College of Agricultural and Life Sciences), 0% 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.

The successful candidate will engage in scholarly activities related to instruction, including teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses, advising and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, participating in curriculum revision and enhancement, seeking funding for the teaching program, supervising undergraduate and graduate research and creative work, publishing teaching-related scholarship, producing learning tools, and engaging in professional development activities related to teaching and advising.  Faculty are encouraged to support and participate in the CALS Honors Program, distance education, and international education.

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Posted February 20, 2018

Agriculture and Consumer Services, Gainesville, FL

BIOLOGICAL SCIENTIST IV - 42001239, assigned to PLANT PATHOLOGY- PLANT INDUSTRY and headquartered in GAINESVILLE, FL, US, 32608.  The announcement is open to ALL QUALIFIED CANDIDATES and will close Tuesday, February 20th, 2018.  If questions, please contact Dr. Xiaoan Sun (352) 395-4771 or by e-mail   

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Posted February 7, 2018

LSU Campus, Baton Rouge, LA

Assistant/Associate Professor

Assistant/Associate Professor. This position is a tenure-track 12-month appointment with 80% research (LSU AgCenter) and 20% teaching responsibilities (LSU College of Agriculture). The individual will be a faculty member of the LSU AgCenter Department of Plant Pathology & Crop Physiology. The individual will establish a nationally recognized research program in the area of plant pathology with an emphasis in fungal biology that would include both basic and applied components to mitigate fungal disease problems of agricultural crops in Louisiana.

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Posted January 25, 2018.

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Department of Entomology & Plant Pathology, Raleigh, NC

Associate Professor

The Department of Entomology & Plant Pathology at North Carolina State University invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Phytobacteriology. This faculty position is located on the main campus in Raleigh and carries responsibilities for research, teaching, and extension. The candidate is expected to develop an innovative program of hypotheses-driven research aiming to understand how bacteria (symbionts or pathogens) affect plant responses to biotic or abiotic stress.

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Posted January 25, 2018


Assistant or Associate Professor in Belowground Plant Ecology/Root Microbial Interactions

Assistant or Associate faculty position in the area of Belowground Plant Ecology/ Root Microbial Interactions. This 9-month tenure-track position will be jointly appointed in the Departments of Plant Biology (Franklin College of Arts & Sciences) and Plant Pathology (College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences) at the University of Georgia (UGA), starting January 2019. The position will have available research funds from a Haines Family Professorship endowment.

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Posted January 17, 2018

University of Florida

Ph.D Graduate Assistanships in Plant Pathology

The Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Florida (UF) is currently recruiting motivated Ph.D. students for Fall 2018. Ph.D. student positions are now available.

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Posted December 22, 2017

Cornell University

Assistant/Associate position in Plant-Microbe Biology - School of Integrative Plant Science

The School of Integrative Plant Science at Cornell University invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in Plant-Microbe Biology. The position will have a 60% research and 40% teaching responsibility, and the successful candidate will teach in the broad area of plant-microbe interactions and plant pathology.

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Posted December 1, 2017

University of Florida

Ph.D. Graduate Assistantship in Genetics/Genomics of Sugarcane Rust Fungi - Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology

A Ph.D. student position is available in molecular genetics and genomics of sugarcane rust fungi at the University of Florida, Plant Pathology Department in Spring 2018/Summer 2018. Research will be conducted at UF/IFAS Everglades Research and Education Center (EREC) and the Indian River Research and Education Center (IRREC).

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Posted December 1, 2017

University of Delaware: College of Agriculture & Natural Resources: Department of Plant & Soil Sciences

Extension Plant Pathologist/Assistant Professor

This is a continuing-track (non-tenure) Extension Plant Pathologist/Assistant Professor positions with 80% extension and 20% research appointment and reports to the Chair of the Plant and Soil Sciences Department in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Input on work expectations and performance will be provided by the Director of Cooperative Extension. This position is located at the Carvel Research and Education Center in Georgetown, DE.

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Posted November 27, 2017