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Open Rank T/TT Faculty - Emerging Plant Disease Population Genomicist
NC State University

Date Posted Nov. 2, 2022
Title Open Rank T/TT Faculty - Emerging Plant Disease Population Genomicist
University NC State University
Raleigh, NC, United States
Department Emerging Plant Diseases and Global Food Security Cluster
Application Deadline Jan. 1, 2023
Position Start Date Aug. 1, 2023
  • Professor
    Associate Professor
    Assistant Professor
    Core Faculty
  • Plant Pathology
    Plant Genetics
In this position, we seek a solution-driven research scholar with expertise on plant pathogenic oomycetes including Phytophthora species and fungi. They will conduct cutting-edge science to track emerging plant pathogenic Phytophthora and fungi that can be used by decision-makers to improve local and global efforts to manage emerging pathogens that threaten crop production and food security. Examples of research include population genomics using modern high-throughput sequencing methods (e.g., long-read, rad-seq, pen-seq, single cell, etc.) sequencing to track outbreak strains, understand centers of origins, migrations, and sources of plant diseases, analytics of spatially explicit population genomics datasets to predict transmission pathways, and deployment of rapid response strategies to detect and limit potential damage by emerging threats. Applicants with a history of working across boundaries using population genomics datasets with plant disease epidemiologists and spatial modelers is important. Approaches that leverage translation to stakeholders at the local, national and international levels are especially important.

This position will participate in teams that help develop proposals to advance interdisciplinary research in emerging plant diseases is expected (i.e. NSF Predictive Intelligence for Pandemic Preparedness Phase 2 grant anticipated submission fall 2023). The successful candidate will also become part of the integrated core team of the cluster that is part of the Plant Science Initiative at NC State.
Closing date: January 1, 2023

  • NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application process please call (919) 515-3148.

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