The Department of Plant Pathology at North Dakota State University has a post-doctoral position available to conduct research on diseases of economic importance to the dry bean and pulse industries the northern Great Plains. A successful candidate will research various aspects of molecular plant:microbe interactions including host resistance and pathogen characterization using laboratory and greenhouse methods. A successful candidate must be well-trained in both classical and emerging areas of plant pathology, demonstrate the ability to lead a team in research and collaborate with a multidisciplinary (breeders and geneticists) team.
The position requires a PhD in Plant Pathology or a related field. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both written and oral. Experience conducting laboratory and greenhouse research with plant pathogens. Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a team. Demonstrated ability to design experiments, interpret and analyze data and publish research results in peer-reviewed journals.
Demonstrated experience with data analysis; next generation sequencing and genome analysis of plant pathogens; genome wide association analyses; bacterial and viral plant pathogens; molecular marker development and implementation; development, optimization and validation of molecular detection and quantification assays for plant pathogens; supervising 3 or more individuals.