A postdoctoral position at WSU
A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the Tanaka lab at Washington State University (http://plantpath.wsu.edu/people/faculty/kiwamu-tanaka) to study plant innate immune sensing of danger signals during plant-pathogen interactions. The position will involve biochemical and physiological analysis of defense responses in potato roots and tubers against soil-borne pathogens.
Applicants should have hands-on experience on plant molecular pathology, genetics, and biochemistry. Experience working with potatoes, Arabidopsis, or plant tissue culture is preferred but not required. It is more important that you are highly-motivated and ready to develop the research project. The initial appointment will be for one year, with the potential for annual renewal for up to three additional years subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.
To apply, please provide (1) a CV with contact information for three references and (2) a cover letter explaining why you are interested in joining our group, what skills and knowledge you would contribute, and what your career goals are. Application material should be sent electronically to: kiwamu.tanaka at wsu.edu<mailto:kiwamu.tanaka from wsu.edu>. For more information about the Department of Plant Pathology, please visit http://plantpath.wsu.edu. The department focuses on both applied and basic sciences and provides an excellent research environment.