University of California, Davis
The Del Castillo lab is recruiting a Post-Doctoral scholar to start on Spring 2024. We are seeking qualified applicants to work on the following areas of research:
- Molecular detection of fungal/oomycete plant pathogens (qPCR, RPA).
- Characterization of fungal and oomycete populations associated to greenhouse and nursery California crops: i.e. pathogenicity, fungicide resistance, population structure.
- Evaluate the effect of best management practices on fungal and oomycete community composition.
- Disease diagnostics of greenhouse and nursery grown crops.
The incumbent will have the opportunity to interact with growers, present at extension and scientific meetings, diagnose diseases of ornamental crops and develop molecular based tools for pathogen quantification. The Postdoc will also assist with activities related to lab management, training and supervision of other lab staff and stakeholders, and greenhouse trials.
One year position with potential for renewal based on performance in Dr. Johanna Del Castillo, Greenhouse and nursery pathology lab, at UC Davis (main campus).
The incumbent must have previous experience working with oomycete/fungal pathogens, implementing molecular tools for pathogen identification (qPCR, PCR), conducting greenhouse experiments, writing research papers and working independently. No experience needed working with fungicides, disease diagnostics.
Looking for applicants interested in disease diagnostics and management, who would like to develop skills working with diverse fungal/oomycete pathogens in greenhouse production settings, molecular pathogen quantification methods, applied and collaborative research with growers, collaborators, grant writing and extension.
- Start date: May 2024
- Application deadline: March 15, 2024
- This position includes a starting annual salary of $64,500-$66,000.
To apply for this job please visit greenhousepathology.faculty.ucdavis.edu.