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Postdoctoral Research Associate Position

Michael D. McMullen mcmullenm at missouri.edu
Fri Oct 12 06:59:26 EST 2001

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service
(ARS) Plant Genetics Research Unit, Columbia, Missouri, is seeking a
functional genomic approaches to understand the molecular bases of
quantitative trait loci (QTL) controlling agronomic traits in maize. The
system of initial study is the synthesis of maysin and related chemical
compounds, and their role in resistance of the corn earworm in maize.
Recent Ph.D. in molecular biology and/or genetics is required. Skill in
a wide range of recombinant DNA techniques from the development and
screening of cDNA libraries, DNA sequencing, sequence data analysis, and
determining mRNA transcript levels; knowledge of bioinformatic
approaches to gene identification, and data management and analyses.
Knowledge of quantitative genetic approaches and the biochemistry of
plant secondary metabolism will be helpful. U.S. citizenship is required
unless the candidate is a citizen of a country that has a mutual defense
treaty with U.S.  The salary range which is commensurate with
experience, is $43,326 to $56,322 per annum. Successful candidates will
be employed under excepted appointment, usually up to 2 years in
duration. Appointments of more than one year convey eligibility for
health insurance and life insurance. Interested applicants should submit
a letter of application, resume, and a curriculum vitae by e-mail or fax
to Dr. Michael D. McMullen, (573) 884-7850; e-mail address:
mcmullenm at missouri.edu. USDA/ ARS is an Equal Opportunity Provide and

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