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    Summary

    The incumbent is a Research Molecular Biologist (Plants)/Plant Pathologist/Geneticist Plants at the USDA-ARS Cereal Disease Laboratory (CDL), at the University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN and will be responsible for molecular genetics, genomic and/or evolutionary studies of cereal rust pathogens, with the long-term goal of developing new approaches for control of cereal rust diseases based on fundamental knowledge of rust genomes, host-parasite interactions, and/or rust fungal biology.

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    Responsibilities

    • Develop "omic" resources (e.g., genomic, transcriptomic, proteomic) for cereal rust fungi to better understand infection, development and interactions of rust pathogens with cereal hosts.
    • Characterize global genetic diversity of cereal rust pathogen populations and the mechanisms driving variation, selection and evolution.
    • Investigate mechanisms driving evolution of cereal rust fungi.
    • Develop molecular diagnostic tools for differentiating cereal rust pathogen species and genetic/race groups within species.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Local, domestic, and international travel is required for field/farm work and to attend training and scientific meetings and conferences.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    15

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