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Post-Doctoral Associate Position, Arkansas
This position in plant (rice) molecular genetics is located in the heart of the U.S. rice industry at Stuttgart, Arkansas. The main objective of the project is to determine if rice sub-population structure is predictive of transgressive variation. Major Duties include completing the progeny selection for three libraries of IR64 x Oryza rufipogon chromosome segment substitution lines (CSSLs) including the phenotypic and genotypic characterization of these lines; completing the O. sativa bi-parental and inter-mated population development including the genotypic and phenotypic characterization to validate association mapping results; analyzing the morphological data collected on Jefferson near isogenic lines (NILs) and an expanded panel of accessions in the rice diversity panel; preparing reports/manuscripts related to these analyses; and coordinating with project personnel/co-workers. Facilities include a modern research laboratory, genomics facility, greenhouse facilities, field space and the necessary equipment at the DBNRRC and/or RREC. For more information on the USDA-ARS Dale Bumpers National Rice Research Center (DBNRRC) see the web site (http://www.ars.usda.gov/main/site_main.htm?modecode=62-25-05-00) and the University of Arkansas Rice Research and Extension Center (RREC) see the web site (http://aaes.uark.edu/rice.html). This position is funded through the Plant Genome Research Program grant entitled "The genetic basis of transgressive variation in rice" (NSF #1026555) and is collaborative Cornell University, NY. The person in this position will work directly with co-PIs Georgia Eizenga (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Anna McClung (email@example.com).
Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in molecular genetics, plant breeding, botany, or related field with experience in utilizing molecular markers. Experience in developing mapping populations, fine mapping, rice genetics, and/or analyzing field/greenhouse data is desirable. A team approach to problem solving is essential.
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience with full University benefits package.
Closing Date: Open until filled
TO APPLY: Applicants MUST complete the ONLINE application to be considered for employment at the Univ. of Arkansas. For more information and to apply please visit jobs.uark.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=53011 and search for posting no. 0601332. Call 870-673-2661 for assistance. (As part of the application, please attach three letters of reference and an official college transcript to "Other Document". If unable to attach the documents, please scan the document and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.)