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Microbiome Specialist, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist

Status - Open

Rank:

Assistant Professor

CALS System:

Plant, Insect, Microbe and Soil Systems

Department:

Plant and Microbial Biology

Position Description:

This faculty position would serve as a bridge between existing faculty research in basic microbiome science and the applied research needs of growers, processors and the agricultural biotech industry in the region. Focal areas might include soil, microbe and root interactions, root or foliar symbionts, nutrient cycling and nutrient acquisition, foliar microbial communities and plant agricultural productivity, pre- and post-harvest microbial systems, and commercial treatment of seed with beneficial microbes to improve field performance.

As microbiome extension specialist, this position will serve as a bridge between existing faculty research in basic microbiome science and the applied research needs of growers, processors, and the agricultural biotech industry in the region. The candidate will be expected to work closely with plant and microbial research programs in the department, as well as with research and extension faculty in the Departments of Crop and Soil Science, Entomology and Plant Pathology, Horticultural Science, and Biological and Agricultural Engineering.

Confidential inquiries and nominations should be directed to:

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