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RA position at Pioneer Hi-Bred

Mullen, Jeffrey Jeff.Mullen at pioneer.com
Thu Jun 21 15:39:06 EST 2001

Dear RA job seekers...

I have a full-time permanent Research Associate position currently posted on
our Pioneer Website; see: 

This person would be primarily involved in molecular/biochemical 
research in maize.  Candidates should have B.S. degree with 2-4 yrs 
experience or M.S. degree with molecular/protein experience.  Details 
of the position and application instructions are listed below.

Interested candidates should email their application as soon as possible.  I
intend to make a short list within two weeks (Monday, July 2nd).


Jeff Mullen, Research Scientist
Trait and Technology Department
Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
7250 NW 62nd Avenue
PO Box 552
Johnston, Iowa 50131-0552
Tel:  515-254-2897
Fax: 515-334-4788
Email: mullenja at phibred.com

Johnston, Iowa

Position Purpose:
Participate in molecular- and biochemical-related research to 
identify and evaluate genes that enhance yield stability of maize 
plants grown under abiotic stress conditions.

Successful candidate will help conduct research studies to identify 
key regulatory genes associated with sugar transport and metabolism 
in developing ears. Specific duties and responsibilities: DNA/RNA 
isolation; Southern, northern, PCR, RT-PCR assays; protein 
isolation/purification and western blot analysis; enzyme activity and 
sugar metabolite assays; and DNA cloning. Successful candidate will 
also be involved in data acquisition and analysis; maintaining 
collection of bacterial clones; corn tissue sampling; ordering and 
maintaining lab equipment and supplies. Successful candidate will be 
expected to interact closely with other researchers in Ag 
Traits/Yield Stability and Analytical Biochemistry Departments and 
will be expected to work 40 hours a week.

Educational Qualifications Desired:
Minimum: B.S. degree in Plant Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or a 
related field. Preferred: B.S. with 2-4 years additional lab 
experience or M.S. degree.

Competencies and Experience Desired:
Candidates must demonstrate proficiencies in biochemical/molecular 
techniques and have excellent analytical skills. Accurate record 
keeping, detailed data organizational skills, and computer skills are 
required. An ability to organize and manage several tasks at one 
time. Computer skills in Excel and Word. Strong commitment to 
accuracy and detailed observations along with self-motivation, 
initiative, effective communication with other scientists, and a 
liking for laboratory research.

You must reference the job code RES/NP174/WCP on the subject line of 
your email.

Send your resume and cover letter in an email message (Attachments 
should be in Word, WordPerfect, Lotus, or ASCII format.) to: 
apply at pioneerjobs.com and specify SUBJECT=RES/NP174/WCP .

Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. is an Equal Employment 
Opportunity employer. Before applying for this position, please 
consult your local immigration office if the position is outside your 

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