Research Associate-Fixed Term
- Michigan State University
- Location: East Lansing, MI
- Job Number: 7071904
- Posting Date: Nov 6, 2020
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionPosition Summary
Responsibilities will include: investigating the epidemiology, population genetics, and mitigation measures of Botrytis cinerea. Duties will also include coordinating with graduate students as needed and overseeing undergraduate students who may assist with these projects. Compiling and analyzing data and summarizing results for grant reports, manuscripts, extension articles and powerpoint presentations is expected. The appointment will be initially for one year with the possibility of two additional years based on satisfactory performance and continuation of funding.
Exceptional candidates from all areas of Plant Pathology, Agronomy, or agriculture-related field will be considered.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.
Doctorate -Plant Pathology, Agronomy, or agriculture-related field
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Plant Pathology, Agronomy, or agriculture-related field. The Ph.D. must be completed at the time of employment.
Applicants must possess a commercial pesticide license.
Familiarity with use of a Burkard volumetric spore sampler, WatchDog temperature/relative humidity sensor, leaf wetness sensor, diseased plant sampling technique. Must be able to perform experiments independently in the lab, conduct field work under sometimes challenging conditions, and write scientific publications and other documents.
Required Application Materials
Applications must include:
Cover letter specifying area of focus
Contact information for three professional references