bio. sci. technician needed, blister rust research

Paul Zambino pinerust at NEWNORTH.NET
Fri Oct 3 16:40:09 EST 1997


Position Pre-announcement Alert -- Biological Science Technician, GS-0404-05.

USDA Forest Service, North Central Forest Experimental Station.

The incumbent will provide research support for investigations on the
resistance of eastern white pine to white pine blister rust and the amount
of pathogenic and genetic variation in the rust.  Major activities will be
1) growing white pine seedlings, inoculating them with rust, and obtaining
symptom development data to assess their disease resistance (needle spot
size and color, spread of infection into stems, mortality, etc.);  2)
cloning pine genotypes from cuttings; 3) inoculating plants of the
alternate host (Ribes) with the fungus to purify and increase strains of
the rust for storage, DNA extraction, and inoculations; and 4) testing
germination and viability of rust spores.  Incumbant must be able to
discern colors, operate a binocular compound microscope, and tolerate
limited exposure to airborne fungal spores.

The appointment will be for two years at the GS-05 level with an annual
salary of $20,459 with benefits.  Interested persons should submit a
curriculum vitae, a description of professional interests and goals, and
the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three professionals who will
provide recommendations.

Please respond to:
Dr. Paul Zambino
Forestry Sciences Lab
5985 Highway K
Rhinelander, WI 54501-9128
Telephone:  (715)362-1178

Paul Zambino, Ph.D.
USDA-FS Forestry Sciences Lab
5985 Highway K
Rhinelander, WI 54501-9128
PH:(715)362-1178
FAX: (715)362-1166
EMAIL: paulz at puccini.crl.umn.edu





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