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Position in Molecular and Functional Genomics

John Doebley jdoebley at wiscmail.wisc.edu
Fri Aug 15 13:20:57 EST 2003

Molecular and Functional Diversity in the Maize Genome Project Manager

We invite applications for the position of project manager for a 
multi-institutional NSF Plant Genome Project.  The project has two 
foci: (1) analysis of molecular diversity in the genomes of maize and 
its wild relatives by SNP genotyping with the principal goals of 
testing several thousand genes for evidence of selection during maize 
domestication and improvement and better understanding how historical 
and demographic factors have shaped the maize genome, and (2) testing 
diverse alleles at one thousand candidate genes for functional 
variation on agronomically and evolutionarily important phenotypes 
through a combination of high-throughput linkage and association 

Members of the project include Ed Buckler (USDA/ARS and Cornell 
University), John Doebley (University of Wisconsin), Brandon Gaut 
(UC-Irvine), Major Goodman (North Carolina State University), James 
Holland (USDA/ARS and North Carolina State University), Steve 
Kresovich (Cornell University), Mike McMullen (USDA/ARS and 
University of Missouri), Lincoln Stein (Cold Spring Harbor Lab) and 
Doreen Ware (USDA/ARS and Cold Spring Harbor Lab). 

The project manager will have diverse responsibilities related to 
coordinating activities among the different project groups, working 
with our informatics group, presenting project accomplishments at 
national meetings, and reporting project results to the National 
Science Foundation.  The project manager will also have opportunity 
to participate in data analysis and publication.  The position is 
available January 1, 2004, is funded for five years, and will be 
located in Madison, Wisconsin.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in the  biological sciences with 
training in either evolution, agronomy, plant biology, genetics, 
population genetics or related area.  We specifically seek 
individuals with some background or interest in developing expertise 
in informatics.  Strong organizational and communication skills are 
required.  Applications (including a cover letter, CV, publication 
pdf files, and names, phone numbers and email addresses of three 
references) and inquiries should be directed by email to John 
Doebley, Department of Genetics, University of Wisconsin, 
jdoebley at wisc.edu.

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