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job advertisement

Randall Nelson rlnelson at uiuc.edu
Fri Feb 16 15:44:31 EST 2001

Research Geneticist (Plants), GS-0440-12/13.  The USDA-ARS 
Soybean/Maize Germplasm, Pathology, and Genetics Research Unit 
located at the University of Illinois, Urbana, IL is seeking a 
permanent, full-time plant geneticist to be a member of an 
interdisciplinary research team. The incumbent will be responsible 
for a research program to identify, map, and determine the function 
of genes that have major effects on economically important traits in 
soybean such as seed yield, disease resistance, and seed composition. 
The long-term objective of the research is to effectively utilize the 
genetic diversity present in the USDA Soybean Germplasm Collection 
for the improvement of soybean cultivars.  Applicants must have a Ph. 
D. in plant breeding, genetics, molecular genetics or a closely 
related field; knowledge of plant gene expression and molecular 
genetics, particularly as applied to the detection of quantitative 
trait loci; skill in molecular genetic technology; the ability to 
construct and utilize genetic and physical maps; and the ability to 
function effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary research 
team. Must be a U.S. citizen. Salary is commensurate with 
qualifications and experience ($51,927 - $80,279 per annum).  For 
further information on the research program and/or position contact 
Dr. Randall Nelson (217-244-4346 or rlnelson at uiuc.edu).  For 
application procedures contact Ms. Barbara Donsbach at 217-244-3261 
or see the vacancy announcement (ARS-X1W-1157) on our web page at 
http://www.ars.usda.gov.  Applications must be postmarked by March 
26, 2001.  USDA is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer and all 
qualified applicants including women and minorities are encouraged to 

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