Post Doctoral Scholar

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FAES | Plant Pathology
Conduct research and field studies to determine the prevalence and distribution of azole resistant A. fumigatus in corn and tomato production fields across Ohio and determine the mechanism(s) of azole-resistance.


Coordinate the collection of plant tissue and soil from corn and tomato production fields across Ohio. Collect and analyze meta data on cropping sequence (long and short term), tillage practices and history (long and short term), and fungicide program and use history. Conduct fungal isolations, azole resistance bioassays, and molecular assays including PCR, gene and/or genome sequencing and analysis. Data analysis, interpretation and communication.


Advise and interact with graduate and undergraduate students in research activities. Advise and interact with graduate and undergraduate students in research activities; prepare reports and manuscript(s); present research at regional and/or national meetings; assist with proposal writing; participates in professional development activities.

Additional Information:
Required experience includes handling of microbial cultures, and molecular expertise (such as DNA/RNA extraction and PCR) and nucleic acid sequence data analysis; knowledge and application of SAS and/or R language; a high level of time management and organizational skills; biosecurity level 2 or higher training. Travel to farms across Ohio is required.

Location: Selby Hall (0410)
Position Type: Term (Fixed Term)
Scheduled Hours: 40
Shift: First Shift
Salary Grade: Negotiable Grade Profile Annual

Final candidates are subject to successful completion of a background check. A drug screen, physical, or psychological screening may be required during the post offer process.

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