Plant Pathologist, Forest Health Protection office in Asheville, NC

DESCRIPTION OF THE DUTIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS POSITION:

Position Description:

This Plant Pathologist position serves as the Manager of the Resistance Screening Center located at the Bent Creek Experimental Forest.  The position is responsible for providing service to a variety of clients including national forests, other federal agencies, state forestry organizations, private industry, colleges and universities located primarily in the Southern Region. The Resistance Screening Center is a facility where plant materials are screened against a variety of plant pathogens to determine resistance.  Fusiform rust, pitch canker, Phytophthora root rot, dogwood anthracnose, and brown spot are a few of the pathogens of interest.  The facility consists of a glass greenhouse, two plastic greenhouses, a soil/media mixing building, a head house, a laboratory and administrative offices.  The position requires field and laboratory work.  Travel will be occasional as some work locations are more than a day’s drive from the field office.  As a member of the Asheville Field Office staff, the plant pathologist will cooperate and collaborate with other plant pathologists, biological scientists, technicians, and other specialists to produce reports that address forest pathology issues of local, regional and national importance.  The work may involve diseases caused by both native and introduced pathogens.  This position supervises two full time Biological Science Technicians.

Deadline: July 31, 2018

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UGA’s new fruit pathologist to focus on disease management of perennial fruit crops

by Clint Thompson, University of Georgia

Jonathan Oliver’s study of blueberries and his homegrown knowledge of citrus makes the Palatka, Florida, native a valuable addition to the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

Stationed on the UGA Tifton campus, Oliver recently joined the college as a fruit pathologist specializing in blueberries, blackberries, citrus, pomegranates, olives and mayhaws. Continue reading

Plant Pathology Scientist – Dupont

The Plant Pathology group at DuPont Pioneer is an integral support team to our product development and commercial business efforts.  This Plant Pathology Scientist position will be a key contributor to a research team that provides a plant disease center of excellence for the organization, including but not limited to the following areas:  disease characterization and phenotyping, plant disease diagnostics, inoculum production, phytosanitary support, and research efforts to improve crop disease control methods through genetic resistance, pathogen control, fungicidal control or other best management practices. Continue reading

Assistant Extension Professor & Extension Plant Pathologist, University of Maine

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension invites applications for a full-time, fiscal-year, continuing contract eligible faculty appointment as Assistant Extension Professor – Extension Plant Pathologist, effective July 1, 2017.  This position will be housed at the University of Maine in Orono and will affiliate with the Maine Food & Agricultural Center on campus.  This position will develop and conduct educational programs and applied research projects throughout the state with an emphasis on identifying, preventing and managing plant diseases.  The agricultural industries in Maine which this position will address is comprised of small fruit, tree fruit, vegetable and grain producers, the ornamental horticulture industry as well as clients involved in consumer horticulture.  An Assistant Extension Professor works with other Extension faculty, advisory boards and commodity associations to offer programs addressing the educational needs of Maine farmers, growers and gardeners.

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