The USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Cereal Disease Research Unit in St. Paul, MN, is seeking a POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, (Research Plant Pathologist/Geneticist/Molecular Biologist) for a TWO YEAR APPOINTMENT. Ph.D. is required.
Salary is commensurate with experience plus benefits.
Citizenship restrictions apply. The incumbent will be a member of a team investigating the genetics, population biology, and host-pathogen interactions of cereal rust diseases.
Research objectives include identifying molecular markers linked to stem rust resistance genes, identifying new sources of resistance to stem rust, and characterizing the molecular genetics of stem rust resistance in order to deploy resistant varieties of wheat to Ug99 stem rust in the United States and worldwide. Methods include using sizeable segregating populations, mutant lines, SSR and SNP markers, and sequence information to characterize the Sr9 locus of wheat including Ug99 resistance, and constructing and validating SNP genetic maps of several stem rust resistance loci.
http://www.afm.ars.usda.gov/divisions/hrd/hrdhomepage/vacancy/pd962.html for further information on Postdoctoral Research Associate Jobs, for complete application instructions, and the full text announcement (RA-12-038-L).
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Dr. Matthew Rouse, USDA, ARS, Cereal Disease Research Unit, 1551 Lindig Street, St. Paul, MN 55108 or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
This position is open until filled. USDA/ARS is an equal opportunity provider and employer.