Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Title: 306-NN - Postdoctoral Research Associate
Business Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate
Location: WENATCHEE TREE FRUIT RESEARCH & EXTENSION CENTER
Employee Type: Faculty (+) (Fixed Term)
Job Family: Faculty - Academic - Not OT Eligible
Summary of Duties:
The PostDoc will conduct research to investigate sources, types, and pathways of patulin contamination in processed pome fruit products in Washington and the Pacific Northwest. Applicant will use traditional, genomic, and biochemical approaches to investigate the fungal populations occurring on fruit and processed fruit, their sources and timing of infections as well as their ability to produce patulin and other mycotoxins. The PostDoc will evaluate the impact of preharvest conditions and practices on their development in postharvest and measure the effect of storage conditions on development of patulin-related species. In addition to conducting research, the incumbent is expected to have a role in training undergraduate and graduate students, keeping records related to research projects, synthesizing data, presenting results at local and national conferences, and preparing and publishing scientific manuscripts.
PhD. in Plant Pathology, Mycology, Molecular biology, biochemistry, or related scientific fields obtained within 5 years of the start date.
Strong demonstrated background in molecular techniques and demonstrated technical experience with fungi.
The successful candidate demonstrates full attention to details, excellent record keeping and ability to conduct statistical analyses.
The applicant must be exceptionally self-motivated, have excellent organizational, interpersonal and both oral and written communication skills.
Must have, or be able to maintain, a valid driver's license by time of hire.
Expertise in analytical methods (HPLC, GC-MS, ELISA) is not required but is highly desired.
Monthly Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience FTE: 100% Tenure Track (Faculty only): No Permanent/Temporary: Temporary Position Term in months: 12 City, State, Zip: Wenatchee, WA 98801 Department Link: https://plantpath.wsu.edu/people/faculty/amiri/ Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check Screening Begin Date: March 1, 2021
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) Curriculum vitae and 2) cover letter.
Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.
Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application
Position open until filled, however, applications received on or before March 1, 2021 will receive first consideration
Required Documents: Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter
Time Type: Full time
Position Term: 12 Month
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