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    Summary

    This position is within the Agricultural Research Service, Physiology & Pathology of Tree Fruits Research Unit, located in Hood River, OR.

    The incumbent serves with expertise in plant physiology, horticulture, and/or food science in the Physiology and Pathology of Tree Fruits Research Unit. The mission of the unit is to expand the knowledge of deciduous tree fruit production systems in the areas of plant disease and fruit quality.

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    Responsibilities

    • Identify pre- and postharvest horticultural practices that influence tree fruit ripening, particularly the capacity to ripen in European pears.
    • Characterize the utility of technologies to assess fruit ripening capacity using real-time as well as lab-based methods.
    • Determine the role of postharvest technologies as tools to manage development of physiological and pathological disorders during and after storage.
    • Interacts with other scientists and stakeholders to contribute to research that expands the knowledge of pear and sweet cherry fruit developmental biology.
    • Participate as appropriate in collaborations with plant pathologists engaging in research addressing postharvest decay.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    15

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