Research Plant Geneticist. The U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA),
Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Plant Science Research Unit, Raleigh,
NC is seeking a permanent full-time Research Plant Geneticist (GS12/13) to
understand the molecular basis of complex traits in maize. Research will be
conducted independently and in collaboration with other scientists. The
major objective of this research is to understand, identify and manipulate
the genetic factors responsible for quantitative variation. Specifically,
the objectives include understanding the genetic basis of complex traits in
maize; understanding quantitative variation as it relates to the use of
ancestral and landrace genes in maize and other cereal crops; and the
development of methodologies that will enable improved marker-assisted
selection of key quantitative traits in cereals. Salary range of $57,556 to
$88,973. For program information, contact Dr. David Marshall at [Only registered users see links. ] <mailto:[Only registered users see links. ]> or 919-515-6819.
For application information see
<http://www.afm.ars.usda.gov/jobs/announcement-number.htm> and select
vacancy number ARS-X4S-0114. To have a printed copy mailed, call
301-504-1482. U.S. citizenship is required. Announcement closes
03/19/2004. USDA/ARS is an equal opportunity employer and provider.
Julie Douglas Pederson, Ph.D.
Assistant Dept. Head
Department of Genetics, Box 7614
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7614 [Only registered users see links. ]