Senior Research Technician

uk: Senior Research Technician [Duties: 1) Collate relevant published information on pea foot rot pathogens (mainly Fusarium solani f.sp. pisi and F. oxysporum f.sp. pisi) with a focus on genomic resources and molecular diagnostics; 2) Growth, maintenance and storage of fungal pathogen cultures of Sclerotium cepivorum (onion pathogen) and Fusarium spp. (pea pathogens); 3) Production of S. cepivorum sclerotia for burial in the field and evaluation of viability following different treatments; 4) Development of DNA extraction procedures from fungal pathogen cultures, plant material and soil; 5) Development and testing of quantitative PCR approaches for the detection of pea foot rot pathogens; 6) Testing germination stimulants of S. cepivorum sclerotia using established assays; 7) Te...] / University of Warwick; Coventry, England, United Kingdom / deadline December 13