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[Maize] Trait Geneticist Position at AgReliant Genetics

Jose Osorio via maize%40net.bio.net (by jose.osorio from AgReliantGenetics.com)
Tue Sep 20 09:29:17 EST 2011

Dear Madam, Sir,

AgReliant Genetics is seeking a Trait Geneticists (see text below).

Could you please let me know if you  could advertise this in bionet.maize ?

Thank you very much for your help.

Jose Osorio
AgReliant Genetics, LLC

JOB TITLE: Trait Geneticist


CONTACT:  jose.osorio from agreliantgenetics.com


Design, supervise, and analyze experiments to screen germplasm for biotic and abiotic stress tolerance in cooperation with Breeders as well as the Production and Marketing Departments.
Identify and develop genetic material for native trait discovery and association studies.
Coordinate implementation of research findings to validation programs and introgression into breeding system.
Devise experimentation to validate discovered native traits and/or associated markers in collaboration with the molecular-marker laboratory, European colleagues and breeders.
Assist with analysis of phenotypic and genotypic data using advanced IT tools in conjunction with biostatistics team.
Conduct phenotypic field screening and testing programs for the molecular and statistical teams, using proper experimental design and interaction of these teams.
Develop and implement strategies to integrate native traits into breeding programs in collaboration with the molecular marker laboratory and breeders.
Interact with breeding and marketing teams to develop research goals in line with current demands.


Ph.D. in plant breeding, plant physiology, phytopathology or related field.
Strong background in genetics, molecular-marker technology as well as design and analysis of experiments.
Knowledge of gene discovery strategies.
Strong basis in agronomy, plant physiology, phytopathology, and integrated pest management is required.
Practical experience in field experimentation is preferred.
Experience in genetic mapping, QTL analysis, and association studies. Familiarity with standard general-purpose software for linkage mapping and marker-trait association studies.
Strong project management skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to collaborate with laboratory scientists and breeders.

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