Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in relevant field of plant science with a substantial research and publication record.
Desirable Qualifications: At least three years post-doctoral research experience in any of the following areas: plant physiology, disease resistance, anatomy, genetics, and breeding. Demonstrated success obtaining competitive funding and publishing research in peer-reviewed journals. Expertise in genetics, breeding and physiology to conduct research in complex problems related to oat traits important to oat improvement.
About the Job This person holding this position will be responsible for leading research in genetics and physiology of small grain cereals (primarily oat) related to current breeding goals. Examples include disease resistance, food-processing characteristics, and stem and root lodging.
The researcher will work independently to:
Design overall research goals and write grant proposals to support the research including their position - 50%
Hire undergraduate student workers - 5%
Direct students and staff to conduct field, greenhouse, and laboratory research activities 10%
Prepare progress reports, research presentations and manuscripts for publication in peer reviewed journals. 15%
Present research results to various audiences including growers, grain end-users, general public, and researchers. 5%
Budget Responsibilities: Prepare and manage research budgets to ensure compliance with funding agencies and University policies.15%
Ph.D. in relevant field of plant science and at least three years of post-doctoral experience.
Internal Number: 332293
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