Research geneticist (plants) USDA-ARS

Agency
USDA - Agricultural Resesarch Service
Location
Columbia, MO
Job Category
Jobs - Ph.D.
Salary
$74,596 to $115,313 per year
Last Date to Apply
August 28, 2019
Description
A scientist is needed to develop and refine genetic, genomic and bioinformatics approaches and resources in corn and small grains needed to contribute to the understanding of the genetic bases of plant growth, plant productivity and insect resistance; identify and characterize genes, both qualitative and quantitative, affecting maize and small grain productivity; develop molecular genetic resources for improving genetic analysis in maize and small grains and characterize and manipulate genetic resources through the application of molecular, quantitative and statistical genetics and bioinformatics-based strategies.
Qualifications

Applicants must have a Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree directly related to the duties of the position (i.e. genetics, plants, molecular biology or related fields) OR 1 year of specialized experience (defined below) equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level in the Federal Service OR a combination of graduate level education and specialized experience.

A full job description and online application link can be found at: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/542352200

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