Post Doctoral Plant Pathology
North Dakota State University - Fargo, ND

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Position Description:
The Department of Plant Pathology at North Dakota State University has a postdoctoral research associate position available to conduct research on diseases of economic importance to the dry bean and pulse industries the northern Great Plains. A successful candidate will be researching various aspects of the biology of fungal pathogens including Colletotrichum lindemuthianum and Xanthomonas campestris pv. phaseoli, such as host genetic resistance, genetic variation, and pathogenicity using various laboratory, greenhouse, and field techniques. Additionally, research will be conducted to evaluate fungicide resistance within the Ascochyta foliar disease complex of pulse crops. A successful candidate must be well-trained in both classical and modern areas of plant pathology. The appointment is for 12 months with additional time depending on satisfactory performance and funding.

Minimum Qualifications:
The position requires a Ph.D. in Plant Pathology (or near completion of), Plant Science, Microbiology, or a related field; experience working with plant pathogenic microorganisms, effective verbal and oral communication skills, and the ability to work independently and as a member of a team are essential.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in Plant Pathology, Microbiology, or Plant Science working with plant pathogenic microorganisms; experience characterizing the population structure of plant pathogens and host: pathogen interactions using molecular techniques; experience in greenhouse and field research; experience with data analysis.

Screening Date:
03/25/2013

Open Until Filled:
Yes

Search Type:
Internal/External Simultaneously: Open to all applicants

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Special Conditions:

No Smoking Notice:
As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.

EO/AA Statement:
North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Veteran’s Preference Notice:
This position is exempt from North Dakota Veteran’s Preference requirements.

Location:
Fargo

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