The incumbent is a Supervisory Research Geneticist/ Plant Pathologist / Entomologist, Research Leader of the United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Vegetable Laboratory (USVL) research unit in Charleston, SC.
As Research Leader of the unit, incumbent is responsible fundholder for all projects, provides primary supervision for unit scientists, and secondary supervision for other lab personnel.
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- Solve region-wide and national problems in the production and protection of vegetable crops.
- Improve genetic populations of vegetable crops by combining resistance to diseases and pests (nematodes, insects, and weeds) with favored quality characters and improved yield potentials through genetics, genomics and/or biotechnological approaches.
- Develop knowledge on disease and pest biology, ecology, and epidemiology that can be used for the development of new, reliable, environmentally sound integrated management systems that rely on host resistance, biocontrol, and natural compounds
- Establish working relationships, communication channels, cooperative research, and research priority setting with state agricultural experiment stations, universities and industry, and national and international organizations.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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