Research Affiliate - Plant Molecular Genetics.
USDA-ARS Cereal Crops Research Unit, Fargo, ND, is seeking a postdoctoral research affiliate to participate in a wheat molecular genetics program focused on the identification, cloning, and characterization of genes involved in wheat domestication. This individual will be responsible for the development of populations and genetic stocks, conducting genetic and molecular mapping experiments, cloning wheat domestication genes, and deciphering genetic networks involved in wheat domestication. Applicants must have an earned Ph.D. degree in plant genetics, molecular biology, or a closely related discipline, and should possess hands-on experience in a wide range of molecular techniques, e.g. molecular marker analysis (e.g. SSR, AFLP, RFLP, STS, SNP) and development, gene cloning, DNA sequence analysis, QTL analysis, RT-PCR and gene expression analysis, etc. Applicants should also have the ability to work both independently and as a member of a team, and should have the ability to initiate and accomplish research goals and publish results in refereed scientific journals. A strong working knowledge in the areas of structural and functional genomics, comparative genomics, wheat evolution, and domestication is preferred. Applications for this position will be accepted from both US Citizens and Foreign Nationals who meet both Appropriations Law and Immigration Law requirements found under "Foreign Nationals Eligible for Federal Employment" at http://www.afm.ars.usda.gov/hrd/EmployForeignNationals/index.htm. Individuals interested in applying should submit the following materials:
a letter of application discussing how the stated qualifications are met;
a detailed curriculum vitae, and
names and addresses (including phone and email) of three current references to: Dr. Justin Faris, USDA-ARS, NCSL, 1605 Albrecht BLVD, Fargo, ND 58102-2765. Phone 701-239-1339, Fax 701-239-1369, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Incomplete files will not be considered. Position open until August 5, 2012. The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.