The USDA-ARS is seeking a highly qualified candidate for a temporary, full-time scientific position to be located at the Physiology and Pathology of Tree Fruits Research Unit in Wenatchee, WA. – Appointment includes a benefit package.
This position affords the opportunity to:
Conduct studies designed to assess the ability of a variety of apple rootstock genotypes to form associations with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal species and/or to recruit specific AMF from soil systems using culture-dependent and molecular- based approaches
Formulate new hypotheses related to the selected research, conduct relevant independent research, and draft peer-reviewed publications
Interact with and communicate research findings to the scientific community as well as to tree fruit stakeholders for technology transfer as appropriate
Participate in other on-going studies in the lab related to manipulation/modulation of apple rhizosphere and/or endosphere microbiome composition for the control of soil-borne pathogens
Contribute to and participate as a team member of the ARS National Program 303:Plant Diseases Project based in Wenatchee, WA
If you are interested in this position please send the documents listed below to Tracey Somera at firstname.lastname@example.org. Do not include any documentation with your Personal Identifiable Information (PII) (i.e., social security number, date of birth, etc.)
Transcript(s) to support your PhD in one of the fields related to this position
Resume/CV outlining your experience as it relates to the duties listed above
If Claiming Veteran’s Preference
DD-214 copy-4 showing discharge disposition
Supporting doc’s if claiming disability
If you would prefer to view announcement and apply at that time, the announcement will be posted by Friday June 11, 2021 in USAJobs.
This position requires a Ph.D in Plant Pathology, Molecular Biology, Microbiology or a related field of study that has equipped the applicant with the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position. The incumbent is expected to have broad knowledge of, and extensive research skills in molecular biology, microbiology and/or plant pathology, Some experience in bio-informatics and sequencing analyses is desirable.