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    Responsibilities

    The incumbent is to provide public outreach and interaction with the small grain cereal research community and commodity groups; support annual virulence survey work of wheat, barley and oat rusts and Fusarium head blight, and create/develop databases of information useful in cereal disease research and provide expertise in the area of computer applications to cereal disease research.

    Major Duties may include, but are not limited to:

    • Providing guidance and expertise in the acquisition, analysis and presentation of cereal research data for the Cereal Disease Laboratory.
    • Creating/developing databases of information useful in cereal disease research and providing expertise in the area of computer applications to cereal disease research.
    • Serving as a public contact for interaction between USDA-ARS Cereal Disease Laboratory and small grain cereal research community and commodity groups.
    • Preparing biweekly seasonal updates of small grain (wheat, oat, barley, rye) cereal rust diseases in the U.S. and preparing an annual summary for widespread electronic distribution to the small grain cereal research community and commodity groups.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required for meetings, training, and collecting samples.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    11

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