Post-doctoral Associate

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: College Park, MARYLAND
Deadline: 29 Jun 2022

Posting Details
Posting Details

Position Number: 127439
Title: Post-Doctoral Associate
Functional Title: Post-doctoral Associate
Category Status: 15-Fac.Non-Tenured,Continuing Con
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: 100
Unit: AGNR-Plant Science & Landscape Architecture
Campus/College Information:
Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.
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Position Summary/Purpose of Position:
The small fruit pathology lab at University of Maryland College Park is seeking a Post-doctoral Associate to conduct applied/basic research to study filamentous fungi causing fruit rots, such as Botrytis and Colletotrichum species.
  • Conducting various lab experiments, with an emphasis on fungicide resistance.
  • Leading field trials to validate disease models and/or evaluate different spray programs. 
  • Managing/analyzing data and writing research manuscripts.
  • Assisting in the preparation and writing of proposals, and project reports.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in Plant Pathology or related field.
  • Experiences in working with plant fungal pathogens.
  • Proficiency in DNA/RNA extraction, PCRs, and sequence analysis.
  • Ability to support data collection and project implementation in the field.
  • Ability to drive pick-up truck and travel to conferences and project sites, as needed.
  • Excellent writing skills, analytical skills, and presentation skills.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Strong motivation and initiative, along with excellent interpersonal skills.
Previous experience with working fruit pathosystems and fungicide resistance and its molecular basis.
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Additional Information:
Posting Date: 06/22/2022
Closing Date: 06/29/2022
Open Until Filled No
Best Consideration Date
Physical Demands
Diversity Statement:
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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