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We are recruiting a postdoctoral researcher and a PhD student. Please contact Dr. Zhang if you are interested.

Postdoctoral Associate: Candidates should have a Ph.D. in plant pathology, plant science, molecular biology or a related discipline by the time of appointment. Please send CV, a brief description of research experience and interests to Dr. Lei Zhang ( 


Graduate Student: Students should contact Dr. Zhang directly, if interested in different aspects of plant nematology, including but not limited to: distribution and virulence of nematodes, nematode-plant ineractions, nematology biology, biological control and host resistance. 


Visiting Scholar: If you are a student with a MS degree or doing PhD at another institute, and are interesting in doing research on nematodes, please contact Dr. Zhang with your CV and a brief description of research experience and interests. English tests (e.g., TOEFL, IELTS) are NOT required for visiting scholars. Stipends can be provided depending on candidate’s experience.


Undergraduate Student: Purdue undergraduates interested in plant pathology should contact Dr. Zhang to set up an appointment. Students should expect to spend a minimum of six hours per week working on research.