USDA-AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH SERVICE
premier food and agricultural research agency of USDA"
Research Plant Pathologist
Crop Production and Pest Control Research Unit
West Lafayette, Indiana
Postdoctoral Position, GS-11
Temporary, full time
Salary range of $61,218 to $79,586 per year
Announcement open: August 15, 2018 - August 14, 2019 or until filled
Announcement number RA-18-022L https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/508081100
The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) of the US Department of Agriculture has a postdoctoral Plant Pathologist position available in the area of corn pathology. The specific research area is open, but should involve using genetics and/or genomics approaches to analyze host-pathogen interactions between corn and one or more of the fungal pathogens that cause gray leaf spot, stalk rot, or northern leaf blight. Focus could be on resistance in the host, pathogenicity in the fungus or on understanding their interaction.
The position requires a Ph.D in plant pathology, genetics or a related field and experience with fungal diseases of crop plants. Experience in molecular biology techniques, familiarity with corn diseases, and knowledge of genetics, plant breeding, and plant disease resistance is desirable. Citizenship restrictions apply (https://www.afm.ars.usda.gov/hrd/employforeignnationals/).
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TO APPLY, will need:
· Resume or Curriculum Vitae including contact information for at least three references
· Cover letter including the announcement number, full name, contact information and country of citizenship of the applicant
· Copy of DD 214 (only if claiming veteran's preference)
· One-page abstract of Ph.D. dissertation
- Applicants who obtained their education outside the United States must submit a U.S. foreign equivalency report with their application package.
SBMIIT TO: Steve Goodwin
USDA-ARS-MWA, 915 West State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2054
Office: (765) 494-4635; E-mail: Steve.Goodwin@ARS.USDA.gov
Applications must be postmarked by 8/19/2019. A copy of the vacancy announcement can be printed from the ARS Careers website (www.ars.usda.gov/careers) or by calling Catherine Wells at 301-504-1385.
USDA/ARS is an equal opportunity employer and provider