DESCRIPTION: The Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center, University of California, Davis is seeking an individual with a Ph.D. degree in plant pathology or related field with research experience in the epidemiology and disease management of foliar and fruit fungal plant pathogens for a postdoctoral scientist position. The individual will be responsible for conducting field and laboratory research on the ecology, epidemiology, and management of Botryosphaeria canker and blight of walnut (an ongoing project) caused by species of Botryosphaeriaceae.
REQUIREMENTS: Ph.D. in plant pathology or a related field. Knowledge and experience in the ecology,
epidemiology of fungal pathogen populations; conventional and molecular microbiological, techniques used in estimating fungal inoculum density on host surfaces in winter and during the growing season; factors and time affecting infection, disease expression, and development, and disease modeling; management of fungal diseases by chemical, cultural, and biological control approaches; and statistics would be factors in selecting the candidate. Persons with experience in fungal disease management and modeling are encouraged to apply.
Send CV and research interest statement along with the names and contact information of two to three references .