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    Summary

    ARS is the United States Department of Agriculture's chief scientific research agency and one of the world's premiere scientific organizations. ARS Postdoctoral Research Associates are hired to supplement a lead scientist's research on agricultural problems of high national priority affecting American agriculture.

    This position is located within the USDA-ARS Food & Feed Safety Research Unit, in New Orleans, LA.

    **ANNOUNCEMENT IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED OR 06/28/2019**

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    Responsibilities

    • Utilize available transcriptomic, metabolomic and genomic sequence databases for computationally predicting and characterizing fungal gene regulatory pathways.
    • Develop novel bioinformatic techniques utilizing RNA-Seq data to investigate regulatory, co-expression, metabolic, and signaling networks involved in plant-pathogen interactions.
    • Conduct molecular and microbiological assays as needed, including cloning, quantitative PCR, generating recombinant microorganisms, and conducing growth/morphological measurements.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    12

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