Postdoctoral / Project Scientist
position for small grains breeder Department of Plant Sciences,
University of California Davis, CA USA.
We seek to incorporate a small grains breeder to the University of California, Davis Small Grains breeding program. The selected candidate is expected to dedicate ~40% of its time to wheat, ~40% to barley and ~20% to oats. The UCD barley and oat breeder is retiring soon and the selected candidate is expected to collaborate with him for a short period to facilitate the transfer of knowledge and materials and then take the leadership of these programs, while continue collaborating with the wheat breeding program. The selected candidate is expected to interact with growers and industry and promote the developed germplasm.
Experience in small grain field research and genetics is essential and ability to integrate marker assisted selection in the program is a plus. An MS or PhD in plant breeding or genetics is required. The selected candidate is expected to develop commercial varieties and to do research in practical problems affecting small grain production in California.
The position is initially for one year
but support is available for five years depending on candidate's
performance. Multiple sources of industry funding and grant
opportunities are available to develop a long term self-sustained
program. The appointee is expected to actively pursue these funding
opportunities. The position is open for Postdoc or Project Scientist
depending on experience. Salary will be also adjusted according to
experience. If the candidate is initially hired as a Postdoc the
position is expected to transition to a Project Scientist position
with more independence and responsibilities.
The position includes UC Davis health insurance and benefits. To apply, send an email and CV to Jorge Dubcovsky: firstname.lastname@example.org. For publications from our lab see http://www.plantsciences.ucdavis.edu/Dubcovsky/publications.htm.