A postdoctoral position is available for a Research Plant Molecular biologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Crop Diseases, Pests and Genetics (CDPG) Research Unit located in Parlier, CA. The successful applicant will be responsible for molecular and genetic characterization of interactions of host responses to bacterium-associated diseases including, but not limited to, grape Pierce's disease, citrus huanglongbing. The incumbent is part of a multidisciplinary research team and participates in planning, executing, evaluating and reporting research activities.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in plant pathology, plant physiology, microbiology, biochemistry, molecular genetics or a related field. Ideally candidates should have 2-3 years of postdoc research experience. Desirable research skills include experience with Next Gen Sequencing, GC, GCMS and HPLC analytical techniques. Applicants with knowledge of, experience in bioinformatics for large scale data analysis are highly desirable. Good verbal and written communication skills, including a strong record of peer-reviewed publication are required. Applicants should send a cover letter indicating qualifications and curriculum vitae with names, addresses, phone numbers and three references by email to Dr. Hong Lin (firstname.lastname@example.org), or mail to: USDA-ARS, 9611 S Riverbend Ave, Parlier, CA 93648. Phone: (559) 596-2933. Please also provide available start date. For more information regarding the position please visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/478298900 (Job announcement # RA-17-043-L).
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