Postdoctoral research associate position Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section, Cornell University

A postdoctoral research associate position is available immediately at the Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section, Cornell University. A highly self-motivated candidate with excellent molecular biology skills is sought to investigate the molecular mechanisms of plant-nematode interactions. The candidate is expected to conduct research with a specific emphasis on nematode secreted effector proteins and their interacting host targets. The research will employ interdisciplinary approaches including plant biochemistry, molecular biology, genomics, and proteomics. The initial appointment is up to 2 years, but can be renewable based on satisfactory performance and continued funding resources.

Qualifications: A recent PhD in molecular plant pathology, plant molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, or related fields. The successful candidate should have a good publication record, strong skills in molecular biology, biochemistry and proteomics, and a keen interest in plant-microbe interactions. Prior experience in nematology is desirable, but not required. The candidate should be independent and highly self-motivated. The ability to organize and work effectively is required.

To apply or receive additional information, please e-mail . Interested applicants should send CV, a cover letter briefly describing research interests and career goal, and the contact information for three references to Dr. Xiaohong Wang (, Robert Holley Center for Agriculture and Health, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853.