Postdoctoral Research Associate (Research Plant Geneticist), Sunflower Genetics and Genomics, USDA-ARS, Fargo, ND

The USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Sunflower and Plant Biology Unit in Fargo, North Dakota, is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate (Research Plant Geneticist, Series & Grade: GS-0401-11, Salary: $61,218 per annum plus benefits) for a two-year appointment. This position requires a recent (within the last 4 years) Ph.D in plant genetics or a related field and is restricted to U.S. citizens and permanent residents seeking U.S. citizenship.

The incumbent will conduct research on map-based cloning of a gene for resistance to downy mildew in sunflower. Major duties include handling large genome-scale sequence data, screening an ethyl methanesulfonate-induced mutant population of sunflower line, sequencing the target region for identifying the gene candidate, developing molecular markers, analyzing data, and publishing research results.

For further information and complete application instructions, go to the USAJobs Web site: The position will be available as soon as a suitable candidate is identified but will remain open until filled.

Contacts: Dr. Lili Qi, 701-239-1351.

USDA/ARS is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Time remaining: 18%
24/08/2019 (1 month)