A post-doctoral research opportunity is available in the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of California, Davis. The incumbent will focus on studying the molecular interactions between the Asian citrus psyllid (Diaphorina citri), Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus (CLas), and D. citri specific viruses and develop viral infectious clones/viral vectors of the D. citri-specific viruses.

In addition to conducting research, the incumbent will also participate in training undergraduate student researchers, preparing manuscripts and grant reports, and cooperating with other team members and collaborators.

Job Requirements:

A Ph.D. in Plant Pathology, Microbiology, Plant or Insect Virology or a closely related field. The position requires significant experience in virology, insect-microbe interactions, experience in working with plants and in maintaining insect colonies, and strong analytical ability. Expertise in molecular virology, biology, and cloning will be required. Experience in bioinformatics will also be a preferred qualification.

To apply, please send: (1) curriculum vitae; (2) cover letter detailing your research experiences, interests, and career goals, and (3) contact information of three references to Dr. Yen-Wen Kuo (ywkuo@ucdavis.edu).

University of California-Davis provides an exceptionally rich and dynamic environment for multidisciplinary investigations and is one of only 62 universities admitted to the prestigious Association of American Universities and a global community of individuals united to better humanity and our natural world while seeking solutions to some of our most pressing challenges. UC Davis also provides an equal opportunity environment that fosters respect and communication across gender, racial or other cultural communities.

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