Opening For Postdoctoral Researcher : New Haven

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Amar Annamalai
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Opening For Postdoctoral Researcher : New Haven

 The Department of Plant Pathology and Ecology at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Scientist position to conduct research on the mechanisms of bacterial virulence on plants. The researcher will join a USDA-funded project to characterize the molecular virulence function of a protein family produced by several genera of bacteria on monocot and dicot hosts. Research will be conducted in newly renovated and equipped laboratory facilities at the Experiment Station, with access to the library and core facilities at nearby Yale University. The position offers a base salary of $43,000 and competitive benefits. The position is durational, with funding available for two years. Applicants must have a Ph.D. prior to April 2015 and demonstrated research productivity in an area related to plant-microbe interactions, and should be able to start in the spring of 2015. Practical skills in molecular biology, microbiology, and the culture and inoculation of plant materials are required. Excellent communication and mentoring skills and familiarity with common bioinformatics programs are strongly desired. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a description of research experience and future goals, and contact information for three references by e-mail to: Dr. Lindsay Triplett (lindsay.triplett@ct.gov), Department of Plant Pathology and Ecology, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, P. O. Box 1106, 123 Huntington St., New Haven, CT 06504. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled.
 
The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station is the nation’s first state Agricultural Experiment Station, founded in 1875. The main campus is located in New Haven, with a 75-acre research farm in Hamden, a satellite research facility and farm in Windsor, and a research farm in Griswold. This is a state-supported scientific research institution dedicated to improving the food, health, environment, and well-being of Connecticut residents
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