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Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

To apply, please email (i) cover letter detailing your research experiences, interests and career goals, (ii) resume, and (iii) contact information of three references to Dr. Achour Amiri (a.amiri@wsu.edu). Applications received before October 15, 2017 will receive first consideration.

Position Details

Position Information

Employee Type Faculty
Title
Working Title Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Position Number 126205
College/Area College of Agricultural Human & Natural Resource Sciences
Hiring Unit WSU Wenatchee TFREC
Department Link

WSU Wenatchee TFREC

Plant Pathology

Plant Pathology – Dr. Amiri

Work Location Wenatchee
Zip Code 98801
Summary of Duties

This position will be conducting research aimed to investigate the impact of pre- and postharvest environmental conditions on gray mold development, study potential differential host (apple vs. pear) pathogen interactions, conduct a regional fungicide resistance monitoring to major pre- and postharvest fungicides, and evaluate the impact of orchard and storage environments on the population structure of the Botrytis group. 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 scientific manuscripts.

Additional Information

View the Benefits overview for information regarding competitive benefits available.

Anticipated Start Date 12/01/2017
Tenure Track No
Full-Time/Part-Time Full Time
Appointment Status Temporary
Position Term in Months 12
Monthly Salary Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Required Qualifications

PhD. in Plant Pathology, Mycology, Microbial ecology, or related scientific fields obtained within 5 years of the start date.
Minimum skills required to be successful in the position include experiences working with microorganism and especially fungi, basic molecular and phylogenetic methods, fungicides and mode of actions.
The successful candidate must possess excellent organizational, interpersonal and both oral and written communication skills.
The successful candidate must be exceptionally self-motivated, reliable, and able to succeed in a diverse and cross-disciplinary environment.
Possession of, or ability to obtain by time of hire, a valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications

Expertise in applied and/or theoretical epidemiology and population genetics are not required but will be viewed positively.

Background Check Yes

Posting Detail Information

Type of Recruitment Open Recruitment
Posting Open Date 09/12/2017
Screening Begin Date 10/15/2017
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled (overrides close field) Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply, please email (i) cover letter detailing your research experiences, interests and career goals, (ii) resume, and (iii) contact information of three references to Dr. Achour Amiri (a.amiri@wsu.edu). Applications received before October 15, 2017 will receive first consideration.

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Posting Number 20152292F

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