Conduct laboratory research (design and execute experiments, analyze and interpret data) using modern molecular and microbiological technologies and procedures (e.g., DNA sequence analysis, PCR, qPCR, isothermal amplification, etc.). Research will include the development of population-specific detection and diagnostic protocols for an array of target pathogens including plant pathogenic fungi (e.g., Fusarium proliferatum and F. verticillioides) and bacteria. Limited field work may be involved to collect samples and conduct pathogen surveys. Limited research within a BSL-3 biocontainment laboratory may also be required. Maintain laboratory in operational mode (safety, supplies, equipment maintenance, some guidance to students). Written and oral presentation of research results (scientific journals, scientific meetings, departmental seminars) is required. Contribute to an environment that fosters diversity, collegiality and ability to work in a multicultural setting.