Postdoctoral Research Associate

Washington State University

Job Description

306-YN_FACULTY - Postdoctoral Research Associate

Business Title:
Postdoctoral Research Associate

Additional Titles:


Employee Type:
Faculty (+) (Fixed Term)

Job Family:
Faculty - Academic - OT Eligible

Position Details:

Summary of Duties:

The postdoctoral position, in the Harper lab at WSU-IAREC, is focused on the study of systemically infecting virus and virus-like pathogens affecting tree fruit in the Pacific Northwest. The incumbent will be expected to carry out a combination of field, greenhouse, and lab-based studies to understand pathogenicity of Little cherry virus-2 and the X-disease phytoplasma affecting stonefruit in the Pacific Northwest, so experience in plant host interactions, and testing putative effectors is a plus. Additional research duties will be assigned at the discretion of the PI. The incumbent is expected to interact with growers, stakeholders, and other industry groups, to attend and present their research at meetings and conferences, and to publish their findings in peer-reviewed journals. They will be part of the larger little cherry disease response taskforce Northwest, and are expected to interact and assist other team members in a professional and courteous manner.

Required Qualifications: PhD in Plant Pathology or a related field.

Additional Information:

Area/College: College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS)
Department Name: Clean Plant Center Northwest (CPCNW)
City, State, Zip: Prosser, WA, 99350
Department Link:

Monthly Salary: $4200.00
FTE: 100%
Permanent/Temporary: This is a temporary position. Renewal is dependent on the need for extension and/or if additional funding is secured to extend employment.

Screening Begin Date: This position has been reposted as open until filled. Screening of applications will begin December 15 , 2022 and will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.

Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.

Application Instructions:

Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application, with emails and contact numbers for each reference.

Required Documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume | CV

Time Type:
Full time

Position Term:
12 Month

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or

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