Job Overview


Find Solutions to Agricultural Problems that Affect Americans Every Day, From Field to Table.

The mission of the Crop Diseases, Pests and Genetics Research Unit is to conduct basic and applied research on grapevine, almonds, stone fruit, and citrus to 1) reduce losses causes by plant pathogens and insect pests, and 2) improve fruit quality, horticultural characteristics and resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses.

The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the United States Department of Agricultures chief scientific research agency and one of the worlds premiere scientific organizations. ARS Postdoctoral Research Associates are hired to supplement a lead scientists research on agricultural problems of high national priority affecting American agriculture.

U.S. citizens and permanent residents who meet certain eligibility requirements

Additional information on the employment of non-citizens can be found at:


** This is a Research Associate, temporary appointment Not-to-Exceed 2 Years**


The incumbent will be responsible for molecular and genetic characterization of interactions of host responses to bacterium-associated diseases including, but not limited to, grape Pierces’s disease and citrus huanglongbing. The incumbent is part of a multidisciplinary research team and participates in planning, executing, evaluating and reporting research activities.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional Travel to meetings and conferences

Relocation Authorized

  • No