Summary of Duties: Washington State University, Department of Plant Pathology, Pullman, WA - The College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences at Washington State University seeks a post-doctoral researcher to study plant parasitic nematodes. This position is in the Department of Plant Pathology. The position will involve studying races of the Columbia root-knot nematode and plant immune responses to nematode infections at the molecular level. Position responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to the following: 1) Assist in planning and designing nematode bioassays in potatoes, tomatoes and Arabidopsis; 2) Conduct greenhouse and laboratory research on plants infected with root-knot nematodes under different plant growing conditions; 4) Evaluate gene expression analyses and confidently perform other molecular assays with nematodes and plants; 5) Tabulate, collate, summarize, and analyze data and maintain records; and 6) Prepare verbal and written reports of results to supervisor for review and use.
Required Qualifications: A PhD in plant pathology, plant science, or a related discipline
experience in molecular laboratory research in plants
a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
proven ability to work independently and to work in teams
a demonstrated ability to function with minimal supervision
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