3 positions in forest pathology // 30 November 2022Research Associate 1 and Master’s student (oak wilt): The Sakalidis, McCullough and Cregg Labs at Michigan State University are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate and a Master’s student for a project focusing on oak wilt management and options to reduce collateral damage that is funded through the Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program (MISGP) and through MSU Project GREEEN. The research team will oversee implementation and evaluation of tactics designed to mitigate impacts of oak wilt infection on surrounding oaks, the loss of healthy oak trees, and the cost of oak wilt treatments. This project seeks to further our understanding of how prophylactic and post-infection treatments affect oak xylem anatomy and to assess inoculum dosage in relation to the likelihood of disease development. Research Associate 2 (chestnut diseases): The Sakalidis Lab at Michigan State University is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate for a project focusing on chestnut disease management and that is funded through a USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant. The researcher will evaluate field management strategies for brown rot and continue to study the biology and communities of pathogens that cause chestnut diseases in commercial chestnut orchards.
Institutions: The Sakalidis, McCullough and Cregg Labs, Michigan State University
Duty station: East Lansing, Michigan, USA
Closing Date: 30 November 2022