Postdoctoral Research Associate at USDA ARS Dale Bumpers National Rice Research Center, Stuttgart, Arkansas, for work on a recently funded NSF project examining the evolution of competitiveness in weedy rice, a major agricultural weed (IOS-1947609). The position will investigate plant adaptive/innate immunity and host-pathogen interactions in weedy rice. Techniques will include the following: biochemical, molecular pathological experiments including yeast two hybrid and biomolecular fluorescence complementation assays; data analysis of disease reactions of rice mapping populations and differential rice genotypes, and their relation to SNP and indel variation in differential blast races; development of user friendly DNA markers for resistance gene candidates; functional validation of the candidate genes in disease resistance using real time PCR and qRT-PCR; transformation of the candidate avirulence genes by fungal transformation, prepare the manuscripts. PhD in Plant Pathology, Biochemistry, Biology, Agronomy or related areas is required. This position is planned for 3 years upon satisfaction annual evaluation. The position is funded through Washington University in St. Louis (job ID 47428), but located in Stuttgart, AR. For details please contact Dr. Yulin Jia at Yulin.Jia@usda.gov
Requires PhD in Plant Pathology, Biochemistry, Biology, Agronomy or related area.
Additional Salary Information: Salary $51,000 or above, commensurate with experience.
Internal Number: 47428
About Dale Bumpers National Rice Research Center
The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the U.S. Department of Agriculture's chief scientific in-house research agency. Our job is finding solutions to agricultural problems that affect Americans every day from field to table.