Plant virologist position

Solke H. De Boer deboers at em.agr.ca
Wed Mar 19 10:04:22 EST 1997


Plant Virologist.  The Centre for Animal and Plant Health located in
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, seeks qualified applicants in plant
virology with expertise in potato viruses and viroids.  The virologist will
provide scientific expertise, do technology development work in the field
of diagnostics, and take responsibility for validating protocols used in
potato certification and post entry quarantine programs in support of the
Centre of Expertise for Regulated Potato Diseases.  The incumbent will
be part of a team with adequate technical support and provide leadership
on issues in domestic potato production and international exports which
involve diseases caused by viruses and viroids.  This 2-year term
position (with a possibility of renewal) requires a Ph.D. degree in plant
virology/plant pathology and knowledge of potato virus diseases. 
Additional expertise in potato production will be an asset.  Desired
qualifications include good communication, organizational and
interpersonal skills, as well as being a strong team player.  Salary is
commensurate with experience.  Canadian citizens will be given
preference.  Interested applicants should submit letter of application,
current resume, and three letters of reference by April 30, 1997 to: Dr.
Solke H. De Boer, Centre of Expertise for Regulated Potato Diseases, 93
Mount Edward Road, Charlottetown, PEI, Canada, C1A 5T1. Phone
902-368-0950; Fax: 902-368-0960; E-mail: deboers at em.agr.ca.  
Applicants are also requested to file their resume with AAFC, Human
Resources Branch, P.O. Box 6088, Moncton, New Brunswick, E1C 8R2,
FAX 506-851-2064.  



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