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    Summary

    This position is with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Forage Seed and Cereal Research Unit and located at the Washington State University Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center in Prosser, Washington.

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    Responsibilities

    • Conducts research on stress responses of hop leading to new information, methods, and technologies that mitigate the effects of abiotic plant stress.
    • The immediate research objectives will focus on water stress and sustaining crop production with optimized water use.
    • Utilizes imaging and sensing technologies to increase the precision, frequency, type and amount of data collected at research plot and field scales.
    • Works with a team of geneticists and breeders to evaluate germplasm for stress tolerance and to determine the genetics of abiotic stress tolerance in hop.
    • Collaborates with scientists from university, industry, government and ARS locations to advance the state of hop production and the field of plant stress physiology.
    • Analyzes, interprets and disseminates the findings in the form of technical and annual reports, presentations to scientific and lay audiences, and publications in scientific peer-reviewed journals and contributes to research plans.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    15

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