Post Doctoral Fellow - Investigating Interactions Between Virus and Bacterial Pathogens in Fruit Trees

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Post Doctoral Fellow - Investigating Interactions Between Virus and Bacterial Pathogens in Fruit Trees
Clemson University: College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences: Plant & Environmental Sciences
Clemson, SC
Open Date

Mar 10, 2021


Project: Investigating Interactions Between Virus and Bacterial Pathogens in Fruit Trees

We are recruiting a post-doctoral scientist to join the Clemson Peach Team! South Carolina ranks second in peach production in the United States, and the Clemson Peach Team includes a diverse group of researchers and extension agents focused on ensuring the long-term viability of South Carolina’s signature fruit crop, the peach. This project is focused on advancing research on interactions between viruses and Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. pruni in peach. The research scholar will gain experience in pathology, transcriptomics, field research, and mentoring.

This post-doctoral researcher will be housed in the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences in the Biosystems Research Complex at the main campus of Clemson University, although will also work at the Edisto Research and Education Center. The primary mentor will be Dr. Elizabeth Cieniewicz (Assistant Professor, PES), with key mentorship and collaboration from co-PIs (Dr. Wang, PES, Edisto REC, and Dr. Melgar, PES).

Funding is guaranteed for one year and extension is contingent upon availability of funds. The position will begin as soon as possible.

*VISA sponsorship is not available at this time.

For more information on the position, please contact Elizabeth Cieniewicz (


Applicants who have earned or will earn their PhD by May 2021 are welcome to apply.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit the following to 1. Cover letter describing applicable experience, 2. CV, 3. Contact details for three references and 4. Unofficial transcripts.

To receive full consideration, please apply by April 15, 2021.

Application Process
This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.
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