Job announcement – Associate in Research
Washington State University, Department of Plant Pathology, Pullman, WA — An Associate in Research is sought to assist with laboratory, greenhouse and field wheat breeding and genetics research directed at understanding and manipulating plant response to soil borne plant pathogens. The emphasis of this position will be on laboratory and greenhouse research, but will also provide limited support of field activities. Duties include, but are not limited to the following: organize and implement protocols to evaluate resistance to nematodes and fungal pathogens; assess the molecular genetic diversity of wheat breeding and pathogen populations; design molecular markers and conduct marker assisted selection for pathogen resistance and for other traits important to breeding goals; establish and maintain laboratory and greenhouse experiments including disease evaluation; design experiments, collect and summarize data, analyze and report data in conjunction with the principal investigator; train and supervise temporary employees and interact with graduate students; maintain inventory of chemicals, molecular genetic stocks and pathogen isolates; order laboratory supplies and maintain laboratory equipment in conjunction with the principal investigator. See the full announcement and application procedures here.