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Washington State University, Department of Plant Pathology, Pullman, WA – The College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences at Washington State University seeks a postdoctoral research associate to study plant innate immune sensing of danger signals during plant-pathogen interactions. This position offers an exciting opportunity involving molecular genetics and biochemical analysis of defense responses associated with damaged-self recognition systems (e.g., extracellular ATP signaling). Position responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to the following: organization and implementation of protocols to evaluate resistance to pathogens and pests; establishment and maintenance of laboratory and greenhouse experiments including disease evaluation; detection of pathogens in plant tissue with polymerase chain reaction and direct isolation; maintenance of pathogen cultures; training and supervision of temporary employees; development of experimental designs; and collection, summarization, and statistical analysis of data in conjunction with the principal investigator.
A Ph.D. degree in plant pathology, molecular genetics, biochemistry, or a related discipline along with hands-on experience in plant genetics, genomics, proteomics, tissue culture, marker development, and analytical biochemistry at the time of hire. Applicants should have excellent communication and organizational skills, and the ability to successfully contribute to a collaborative, multidisciplinary work environment.
Demonstrated track record of academic and research achievement with a strong and apparent background in biochemistry.
The position is a temporary, 12 month, full-time position. Initial appointment is for one year and may be renewable dependent upon satisfactory performance and continued funding. Salary is commensurate with experience and includes medical benefits.
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.
WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (http://www.advance.wsu.edu/).
WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
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