Research Position: Mycology & Nematology Genetic Diversity & Biology Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland

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Research Position: Mycology & Nematology Genetic Diversity & Biology Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland

Applications are currently being solicited for a motivated research intern/participant at the Mycology & Nematology Genetic Diversity & Biology Laboratory at the Beltsville Agriculture Research Center (USDA- ARS) at Beltsville, Maryland. Hours are negotiable, 20 to 40 hours per week.

The candidate will be expected to participate in multiple ongoing projects related to the study of fungi associated with plants of agricultural or ecological importance. Specific activities include cultivation of fungi under axenic conditions, DNA extraction, PCR, Sanger sequencing of specific molecular markers and genome sequencing using next-generation sequencing technologies.

Qualifications: BS in Biology, Plant Pathology, Microbiology, Plant Biology, Molecular Biology, Botany, or related field. The ideal candidate will have experience in DNA sequencing, molecular biology, and microbial culture techniques. Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will start September/October 2022. The initial appointment is for one year with a possibility of extension to a second year pending availability of funds. Stipend will range from $20,000-$40,000 per year depending on experience and number of hours per week.

To apply for this position, please send an email expressing your interest with your CV and contact information for two references to Dr. Catalina Salgado-Salazar (

The appointment will be made through the ARS Research Participation Program of the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (

This position is limited to U.S. citizens.

Please note that because this position is physically located at a U.S. Federal government facility, this position is subject to applicable COVID-19 vaccination and masking requirements as well as a background check. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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