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Research Associate-Fixed Term

Company: Michigan State University
Location: East Lansing
Posted on: January 12, 2021

Job Description:

Job no: 676052 Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Agriculture And Nat Resources Department: Plant Soil And Microbial Sciences 40000781 Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience Location: East Lansing Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Agriculture, Research/Scientific Position Summary The Sakalidis, McCullough and Cregg Labs at Michigan State University are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate for a project focusing on oak wilt management and options to reduce collateral damage that is funded through the Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program (MISGP). The Research Associate will oversee implementation and evaluation of tactics designed to mitigate impacts of oak wilt infection on surrounding oaks, the loss of healthy oak trees, and the cost of oak wilt treatments. This project seeks to further our understanding of how prophylactic and post-infection treatments affect oak xylem anatomy and to assess inoculum dosage in relation to the likelihood of disease development. Experience with field work involving trees or forest stands, GPS and data analysis is required. Previous experience with chainsaws and GIS is preferred. Experience with fungicides and/or plant growth regulators, advanced microscopy, wood microscopy and tissue staining techniques, and work with fungi is desirable. The position will entail overnight stays, extensive field work and some laboratory work. The postdoc would need to be able to start by February-March 2021. The appointment will be initially for one year with the possibility of two additional years based on satisfactory performance and continuation of funding. The position will work with the PIs and supervise a seasonal field technician. 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. Required Degree Doctorate -Tree physiology, Forestry, Plant Pathology, or similar Minimum Requirements A highly dedicated and qualified individual with a doctoral degree in Forestry, Plant or Tree Physiology, Plant Pathology, Entomology, or a closely related field is required. Experience with field work involving trees or forest stands, GPS and data analysis is required. The Ph.D. must be completed at the time of employment. The selected candidate must meet eligibility requirements for work in the U.S. by the start date. Desired Qualifications Previous experience with chainsaws and GIS is preferred. Experience with fungicides and/or plant growth regulators, advanced microscopy, wood microscopy and tissue staining techniques, and work with fungi is desirable. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a team are essential. 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 Cover letter with a summary of background, research interests and career goals a Curriculum Vitae Contact information and details of three professional references Special Instructions Applicants must apply through the MSU online system, http://careers.msu.edu/ , posting number 676052. Only complete application packets will be considered for review. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Review of Applications Begins On 10/26/2020 Website psm.msu.edu Department Statement MSU has a vibrant plant science community comprising of more than 150 faculty members conducting a wide range of plant research spanning the lab-to-field continuum in both natural and agricultural ecosystems. PSM is a multi-disciplinary department with faculty appointed in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR; http://www.canr.msu.edu/ ). MSU Statement Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges. Advertised: Oct 12, 2020 Eastern Daylight Time Applications close: Oct 11, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time

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