A postdoctoral position is available in Inga Zasada’s lab in the USDA ARS Horticultural Crops Research Laboratory, Corvallis, OR. The successful candidate will conduct original research on Globodera ellingtonae, a new species found in Oregon. The project will explore the biology and pathogenicity of this plant-parasitic nematode. The successful candidate will conduct laboratory, greenhouse, and field research on G. ellingtonae exploring topics such as: host range, hatching factors, non-chemical control methods, and/or comparative genomics. Recent related publications about G. ellingtonae include: Journal of Nematology, 2012, 44:40-57; Phytopathology, 2011, 101:480-491.
· Experience in working with nematodes and/or plant pathogens; background in plant pathology and/or nematology is required
· Experience in integrating molecular and biochemical approaches to answer applied research questions
· Ph.D. (required before starting the position) and demonstrated publication record