Job Postings of Interest to the Maize Community

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Date Posted Apply by Title Location
August 18, 2017 September 30, 2017 PhD Student Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany
August 2, 2017 PhD candidate in plant molecular biology Technical University of Munich, Germany
August 1, 2017 Postdoctoral Research Associate Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA
August 1, 2017 September 11, 2017 Consortium Director Washington D.C., USA
July 11, 2017 August 30, 2017 Plant Cell Biology Discovery Scientist Cento de Tecnologia Canavieira, Piracicaba, SP, Brazil
June 15, 2017 June 27, 2017 Genetics Group Leader Durham, North Carolina, USA
June 1, 2017 Research Scientist, CIMMYT / HAU Collaboration Zhengzhou, Henan Province, China
May 8, 2017 Assistant Professor of Practice, Biotechnology University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
April 7, 2017 Computational Biologist Postdoctoral Research Associate Albany, CA, USA
March 16, 2017 March 31 2017 Director of Research & Productivity St. Louis, MO USA
February 24, 2017 Researcher in Photosynthesis Genetics Technical University of Munich, Germany
February 24, 2017 Researcher in Quantitative Genetics Technical University of Munich, Germany
January 27th, 2017 Postdoctoral Research Associate St. Paul, MN, USA
January 25th, 2017 Post-doctoral Position in Barley Stamen Development Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne, Germany
January 11th, 2017 February 15th, 2017 Open rank faculty position Tucson, Arizona, US
November 1st, 2016 Postdoctoral Research Fellow Fargo, ND, USA
October 17th, 2016 Assistant Professor in Plant Developmental and/or Cellular Biology Columbus, OH, USA
October 13th, 2016 Post-doctorial associate in quantitative genetics of maize rooting Urbana, IL, USA
October 3rd, 2016 Postdoctoral Scholar Position in Comparative Plant Genomics and Bioinformatics Storrs, CT, USA
September 23rd, 2016 Four research positions open in Germany Technical University of Munich, Germany
September 12th, 2016 Postdoctoral Research Associate University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003 USA
May 19, 2016 Postdoctoral Position West Lafayette, Indiana, USA
May 3, 2016 Research Scientist, Genome Edited Trait Discovery, RES00003484 Johnston, Iowa

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Job Title: PhD Student


Date Posted: August 18, 2017


Apply By: September 30, 2017


Location: Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany


Degree Required: Masters


Area of Study: Plant development, particularly small secreted proteins in maize anther and tassel development


Description: As part of the Collaborative Research Center SFB924 "Molecular mechanisms regulating yield and yield stability in plants" we are seeking a highly motivated PhD student interested in developmental biology. We offer a structured PhD program via our graduate school RIGeL. Salary is in accordance to German TV-L E13. The department of Cell Biology and Plant Biochemistry is located in the new Biology Building of the University of Regensburg that includes among others state-of-the-art plant growth, proteomics and imaging facilities. The vibrant city of Regensburg hosts more than 30,000 students and is known for its UNESCO world heritage, medieval city center. The project aims to study novel small secreted proteins that impact maize anther and tassel development by using the corn smut causing fungus Ustilago maydis as a Trojan horse. To do so a broad spectrum of methods will be applied including latest techniques in molecular biology such as CRISPR/cas, biochemistry and various microscopic imaging techniques. The successful applicant will have access to leading-edge facilities and national as well as international collaborations, including training within RIGeL and the SFB924, giving the opportunity to start a strong scientific career.

The University of Regensburg is committed to the compatibility of family and career (for more information, please visit www.uni-regensburg.de/equal-opportunities). Preference will be given to people with disabilities in the case of otherwise equal aptitude.


Preferred Qualifications: Candidates should have a background in molecular biology and microscopic imaging. Experience with plants, plant pathogens and in biochemistry are desirable but not essential. We are seeking applicants that are enthusiastic for hands-on plant biology, with good communication skills, a MSc in Biology or related discipline and fluent English.


Application Instructions: Please submit your application documents including a motivation letter as a single PDF to Dr. Karina van der Linde at karina.van-der-linde@ur.de until September, 30, 2017


Extra: For further information see: http://sfb924.wzw.tum.de, http://cell-biology.uni-regensburg.de and https://www.rigel-regensburg.de.

Contact Dr. Karina van der Lind at karina.van-der-linde@ur.de for more information.






Job Title: PhD candidate in plant molecular biology


Date Posted: August 2, 2017


Location: Technical University of Munich, Germany


Degree Required: Masters


Area of Study: plant molecular biology


Description: PhD Position "Understanding the genetic basis of carbon isotope discrimination and drought tolerance in maize" The chair of plant breeding at the Technical University of Munich / TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan invites applications for a PhD position TV-L E13 (65%), starting as soon as a suitable candidate is found. Research in the plant breeding group is focused on the development of molecular and statistical tools for plant breeding as well as on genome analysis in crop plants. Project description: During photosynthesis plants discriminate against the stable isotope 13C. In plant breeding, this discrimination (Δ13C) is used as a desirable physiological trait associated with water use efficiency and drought tolerance. The project builds on previous genetic mapping that identified a QTL for Δ13C and the PhD candidate will investigate the underlying molecular mechanisms. The work involves finemapping, phenotyping of segregating populations, functional characterization of candidate genes through molecular approaches such as gene expression analyses, gene cloning, mutant analyses, enzymatic activity assays, and physiological measurements. The aim is to provide a better understanding of the genetic basis and the genes involved in Δ13C. This will aid to the genome-based improvement of C4 crops such as maize and may also contribute to extended knowledge on C4 photosynthesis. We are looking for a highly capable and motivated candidate interested in plant molecular biology.

We offer:
• An interdisciplinary working environment in a team of molecular and statistical geneticists.
• Active exchange and collaboration with partners from academia and industry in a field of constant technical and methodological development.
• Advanced education in molecular genetics, bioinformatics and plant breeding in courses and summer schools.
• Employment contract with the German public service salary TV-L E13 (65%), for three years.


Required Qualifications: The successful applicant is expected to have:
• Diploma or Master’s degree in biology, molecular biotechnology, plant physiology or related disciplines (above average grades).
• Background in (plant) molecular biology and/or genetics, biochemistry, or plant physiology is advantageous.
• Willingness to carry out both field and laboratory work.
• Very good English (oral and written), German is an advantage.
• Ability to work in a team and to collaborate with other research groups.






Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate


Date Posted: August 1, 2017


Location: Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA


Degree Required: Doctorate


Area of Study: Maize molecular genetics and physiology


Description: A postdoctoral research associate position is available to work in the area of maize molecular genetics and physiology in the Department of Genetics and Biochemistry at Clemson University. The position will be focused dissecting genetic architecture of key physiological traits in maize using a combination of genomic, transcriptomic, and molecular genetics approaches. Specifically, we are interested in understanding the molecular detriments of source-sink communication and ensuing CHO partitioning, and role of such cross-talk in senescence. Responsibilities will include independent research in the generation and analysis of phenotypic and next generation sequencing data, dissection of complex trait architecture using appropriate genomic approaches, functional validation of candidate genes, and communication of results in peer-reviewed journals, conferences presentations, and project reports. Candidates with experience in gene editing using CRISPR/Cas9 in maize or other grasses would be preferred. Clemson University has excellent group of faculty with diverse expertise and the candidate will have ample opportunities to collaborate with experts in informatics, metabolomics, population/quantitative genetics, and comparative genomics. The candidate will have access to state-of-the-art high performance computing resource. The candidate will be eligible (and encouraged) to write federal grants for advancement of his/her career.

Pay & work schedule: Standard hours: 37.5. Salary will be commensurate with credentials and experience and the position comes with comprehensive benefits. This position is funded for two years and contingent to performance review and availability of funds after each year.


Required Qualifications: A Ph.D. in molecular genetics, plant physiology, plant genomics or related discipline. Strong and proven expertise in molecular genetics and plant physiology is a must. Expertise in gene editing using CRISPR/Cas9 and plant transformation of grasses will be preferred. Quantitative genetics with programming skills for statistical analyses (R/SAS), Unix environment, and next generation sequence data analysis with relevant programming skills (Perl/Python) is a plus. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required. Demonstrated ability to publish original research in peer-reviewed journals is a must.


Preferred Qualifications: A record of publication in the field of plant molecular genetics and/or genomics. Knowledge of plant physiology and metabolism. Experience with the manipulation and analysis of large data sets derived from next-gen sequencing and phenotyping.


Application Instructions: Send a letter of interest in the position, C.V., and contact information for three references to Rajan Sekhon at sekhon@clemson.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.






Job Title: Consortium Director


Date Posted: August 1, 2017


Apply By: September 11, 2017


Location: Washington D.C., USA


Area of Study: Plant genomics and phenomics


Description: The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) is seeking a dynamic individual with deep knowledge of plant genomics and phenomics to serve as its inaugural Consortium Director of its exciting new Crops of the Future Collaborative (COTF). The COTF was launched in June of 2017, with seven diverse international partners, in addition to FFAR. This is an outstanding opportunity for a highly motivated professional to assume a pivotal leadership role in directing an internationallysignificant agricultural research platform, with great potential for long-term high impact. We are seeking an individual of outstanding quality with a proven and respected record of accomplishments and the ability to leverage existing and new networks.

The inaugural Consortium Director of the Crops of the Future Collaborative will be the key leader of this new consortium. Among other responsibilities, the Consortium Director will:
  • Coordinate identification of new scientific projects and oversee work of partners and grantees on approved scientific projects
  • Design and guide research opportunities and approaches within the Consortium’s mission
  • Perform and oversee scientific review of Consortium projects.
  • Determine, propose and implement Consortium procedures.
  • Form and lead advisory-based committees.
  • Ensure program objectives are met for each crop-specific program.
  • Develop criteria and milestones for crop-specific programs.
  • Identify and recruit additional Consortium partners.
  • Shape and direct the future directions of the Crops of the Future Collaborative, in close consultation with the FFAR Executive Director and the Consortium’s Executive Committee.

The Director of the Crops of the Future Collaborative will have responsibility to manage the Consortium in accordance with the overall direction set by the Executive Committee of the Consortium. The Consortium Director will ultimately be responsible for the success of the Consortium and will coordinate efforts across crops and ensure deliverables are met. The Consortium Director will be the main liaison and coordinator of activity and information between the Executive Committee of the Crops of the Future Collaborative and all elements of the Consortium. The Consortium Director will be an employee of FFAR, reporting to the FFAR Executive Director, and supported in part by other FFAR staff and potentially other Consortium staff.

For more information, please refer to http://academic-search.com/sites/default/files/COTF%20Director%20Ad%20FINAL.pdf.


Preferred Qualifications: As a prerequisite, the successful candidate must believe in the core values of FFAR and be driven by its mission. The candidate should demonstrate a passion for breaking new ground through science to lead social change. We are seeking someone who can deliver results, with strategic vision and agility; who is action-oriented and able to build capacity; and whose leadership and management abilities will thrive in a collaborative, international partnership environment. The specific qualifications we are looking for are:
  • Exemplary educational background, with notable strengths in science and research.
  • Understanding of technologies in plant genomics, phenomics, breeding.
  • Experience in forming and working with international partnerships.
  • Experience in industry or academia, particularly in collaboration with other partners.
  • Charismatic, dynamic, energetic, visionary.
  • Able to build relationships and build collaborative partnerships.
  • Demonstrated success in use of project management skills to accomplish results.
  • Direct experience working in one or more scientific research consortia.
  • Minimum Masters degree, PhD preferred.
  • Fluent in English.


Application Instructions: The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research is being assisted in this search by Academic Search, Inc. A full leadership profile with further information is available at: http://www.academicsearch.com/sites/default/files/FFARCOTFDirectorProfile.pdf. Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest can be submitted in confidence to COTFDirector@academic-search.com. The search is being led by William F. Howard, Vice President & Senior Consultant, who can be reached at wfh@academic-search.com or 202-263-7489 for confidential discussions about this opportunity.

Candidates should submit a substantive cover letter addressing the opportunities and qualifications above, a current curriculum vitae, and a list of at least five (5) professional references with full contact information. References will not be contacted without explicit permission from the candidate.


Extra: The position will remain open until filled, but FFAR will begin reviewing and acting on applications after September 11, 2017, so only applications submitted by this date will be guaranteed full consideration.






Job Title: Plant Cell Biology Discovery Scientist


Date Posted: July 11, 2017


Apply By: August 30, 2017


Location: Cento de Tecnologia Canavieira, Piracicaba, SP, Brazil


Area of Study: Developmental, Cell Biology, Molecular, Cell and Tissue Culture


Description: Centro de Tecnologia Canavieira (CTC) is seeking qualified individuals interested in joining forces to build a world class multidisciplinary sugarcane cell biology discovery team focused on development of genotype flexible cell biology for plant multiplication, tissue culture and transformation. Our vision for this team is to completely reinvent sugarcane cell biology such that upon implementation it accelerates delivery of CTCs product portfolio of leading sugarcane varieties and biotechnology. The sugarcane cell biology discovery team will comprise an internal team at CTC headquarters in Piracicaba, BR and a startup incubator site in the U.S and will work intimately with CTC´s Somatic Embryogenesis Production and Transformation Teams. We are interested in candidates with training or advanced degrees in a broad range of disciplines to foster out-of-the-box approaches to solve this decades-old technical challenge. CTC will be very flexible in engaging team members depending on the candidates needs including short and long term opportunities at both sites. CTC is an industry leader in sugarcane breeding and biotechnology.

For more information, please refer to http://ctcanavieira.com.br.


Application Instructions: If interested in embarking on this adventure in cell biology with CTC, please contact: Dave Somers at david.somers@ctc.com.br.


Extra: Contact Dave Somers at david.somers@ctc.com.br for more information.






Job Title: Genetics Group Leader


Date Posted: June 15, 2017


Apply By: June 27, 2017


Location: Durham, North Carolina, USA


Degree Required: Doctorate


Area of Study: Crop Genetics, Breeding, Industrial Biotechnology


Description: The purpose of this role is to build and manage industry-leading, next generation molecular and quantitative genetics capabilities to enhance and advance innovation in our breeding and trait pipelines. In this role, you will drive improvements in the research, development and delivery of products by enabling the analysis and visualization of large and complex datasets driving genetics-based decisions in Seeds R&D.

Accountabilities:
• Lead the Genetics Group, providing innovative genetics research competencies to the organization with special emphasis on native traits and breeding projects within the Syngenta portfolio.
• Provide leadership, direction and management of a Genetics Group spanning four sites on two different continents.
• Lead the innovation within Syngenta in the area of Genetics research, nourish scientific excellence of the Genetics Group, maintain a network within the scientific community in the field, and bring new concepts into Syngenta R&D in a timely fashion to support our industrial innovation leadership.
• Build effective partnerships with Seeds Product Development, R&DIS, and Seeds Research to support breeding and native traits development, and to drive innovations from genetics research into development in alignment with business needs.
• As a member of the Computational Biology Leadership Team, contribute to the development and implementation of computational science strategy, including the convergence of genomics, genetics and modeling capabilities.
• Lead the development and implementation of genetics research strategies in alignment with business needs.
• Drive the convergence of molecular and quantitative genetics in support of breeding.
• Partnering with R&DIS, provide research subject matter expertise and prototyping in the development of new and innovative genetics tools.
• Provide technical knowledge to scout and evaluate new opportunities in Genetics and be the in-house expert on competitor’s activities in this area.
• Develop and manage operational and capital budget for the Genetics Group.
• Maximize scientific, operational and procedural excellence and efficacy.
• Perform all activities in accordance with the Syngenta Health, Safety, Environmental Policy and Quality Management/Stewardship guidelines.

Additional Information:
• Travel – 25% - Domestic & International
• This position can be located in either Research Triangle Park (Durham) NC or Toulouse, France Syngenta


Required Qualifications:
• Ph.D. or equivalent in plant genetics or related field, and 10+ years professional experience in the area of industrial biotechnology, crop genetics or related area.
• Understanding of genetics, breeding, and computational science required for the accountabilities above.
• Understanding of the Seeds business to develop appropriate genetics research programs and strategy.
• Project and portfolio management knowledge in the context of a matrixed organization (cross-functional, cross-sites, cross-business) and technical environment.


Preferred Qualifications:
• Demonstrated success in leading a complex, results-oriented research program requiring scientific creativity, innovative thinking, organization and collaborative skills.
• Proven leadership skills, in particular in partnering, influencing and working with global cross functional and cross cultural teams in the absence of a direct functional management relationship.
• Demonstrated proficiency in planning, coordinating and communicating group activities across diverse functional and administrative boundaries.
• Demonstrated success in working in a range of research environments and across a breadth of quantitative and molecular genetics projects.
• Staff performance evaluation; development and administration of individual development plans within an organization framework.
• Experience with change management.
• Ability to translate cross-disciplinary knowledge into a vision for the further development of innovative and novel genetics methodologies, algorithms and approaches for Syngenta, and to translate this vision into a coherent strategy, with well defined tactics for implementation.
• Ability to create, champion, lead, prioritize and coordinate innovative research project activities across diverse scientific, professional and cultural backgrounds.
• Ability to clearly communicate research plans, drivers, and progress to business stakeholders, project leaders, research managers and technical partners.
• Ability to successfully cultivate an effective team environment and promote the full engagement of team members across disciplines at all levels and across sites.
• Research expenditure forecasting and budget management.
• Project planning and tracking in an interdisciplinary and multifunctional context.
• Interpersonal and conflict management skills.
• Excellent communication skills and demonstrated effectiveness in collaboration.


Extra: If you need assistance during the application process please contact the Service Desk at na.sta_pc_team@syngenta.com.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) Poster.
Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) Poster.

Syngenta is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Contact Natasia Robinson at natasia.robinson@syngenta.com for more information.






Job Title: Research Scientist, CIMMYT / HAU Collaboration


Date Posted: June 1, 2017


Location: Zhengzhou, Henan Province, China


Degree Required: Doctorate


Area of Study: maize genomics, molecular markers, breeding informatics


Description: Our client is looking for a reputed, results-oriented scientist at his or her mid-career, with appropriate technical and personal skills to lead a scientific research group focusing on strategic and applied genomics research and with strong applications in global maize breeding efforts. The successful candidate will integrate world-class maize genomics into CIMMYT’s ongoing efforts to increase the rates of genetic gain in global breeding programs, targeting low-and-middle income countries for greater impact on food and nutrition security and adaptation to the changing climates. The position will oversee a team of junior scientists and graduate students, based at the Henan Agricultural University in China, to undertake high-quality research in the areas of maize genomics, molecular breeding, and breeding informatics. The position will be linked with the breeding networks of CIMMYT and Henan Agricultural University and will provide strategic directions on maize and wheat breeding program re-design to most cost-effectively utilize innovations in the areas of genomics and breeding informatics. The position will define priority research areas in coordination with CIMMYT’s Global Maize and Genetic Resources Programs and Henan Agricultural University. The position is based at Zhengzhou, Henan province (China).

Responsibilities include: Undertake high-quality research on maize genomics, and use CIMMYT’s extensive maize genotypic and phenotypic data to implement strategies to effectively discover, validate and deploy breeder-ready markers and genomic tools for germplasm enhancement, especially for traits relevant for corn farmers. Utilize CIMMYT maize breeding data to simulate and critically assess strategies based on cost and logistics constraints of maize breeding programs, and recommend germplasm use and breeding program re-design strategies to optimize genetic gain through the application of genomic information. Effectively develop and implement optimal data management pipelines and user-interface tools to enable routine utilization of genomic prediction for multiple traits within CIMMYT’s global maize breeding programs. Liaise with CIMMYT Biometrics and Statistics Unit and Information Technology Unit to integrate relevant statistical methods into user-friendly breeding decision support tools. Throughout all, to rigorously document and publish research findings in high impact journals and contribute to the dissemination of results.


Required Qualifications: PhD in genetics, plant breeding or a related field with a minimum 7 years of post-PhD experience. A substantial publication record relevant to the application of genomic information within applied breeding programs is required.


Extra: Contact Dave Jensen at davejensen@careertrax.com for more information.






Job Title: Assistant Professor of Practice, Biotechnology


Date Posted: May 8, 2017


Location: University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona


Degree Required: Doctorate


Area of Study: Biotechnology


Description: The University of Arizona School of Plant Sciences seeks to hire an Assistant Professor of Practice to strengthen undergraduate education in biotechnology. As a scientific discipline, biotechnology is continually evolving with the advent of new technologies that support the health and longevity of earth’s growing population and the successful applicant will have expertise in recent scientific advances.

As a Land Grant University, The University of Arizona is committed to training students for 21st century jobs and enhancing opportunities in Arizona. The School of Plant Sciences, which has a record of excellence in cutting edge plant and microbial biology, will train a generation of leaders prepared to enhance agricultural productivity, improve human and environmental health, and develop innovative solutions that expedite progress in these areas. We seek candidates who will enhance undergraduate education in biotechnology, and who recognize the opportunity to leverage faculty research excellence, provide skilled instruction, and facilitate practical laboratory training in an array of biotechnology applications.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been recognized on Forbes 2015 list of America’s Best Employers in the United States and has been awarded the 2016 Work-Life Seal of Distinction by World@Work! For more information about working at the University of Arizona, please click here: http://whyua.arizona.edu/


Required Qualifications: The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in biotechnology, molecular biology, or a related field, have experience teaching in a college or university classroom, and be able to demonstrate understanding of the current technological and regulatory environment.


Application Instructions: Apply for the job in this website: https://uacareers.com/postings/18198


Job Announcement Number: F20950






Job Title: Computational Biologist Postdoctoral Research Associate


Date Posted: April 7, 2017


Location: Albany, CA, USA


Degree Required: Doctorate


Area of Study: Computational Biology


Description: A Computational Biologist Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agriculture Research Service (ARS) Crop Improvement and Genetics Research Unit in Albany, CA.

The position is within the GrainGenes digital platform, providing long-term data sustainability for small grains data. As part of a highly collaborative, multi-disciplinary team, the selected candidate will use his/her background and passion in computational biology to integrate, visualize, and analyze genomic data and to develop/implement web-based tools.

The appointment is full-time for 12 months and may be renewed based upon recommendation of the ARS and availability of funding. The selected applicant will receive a stipend in an amount up to $70,333 as support for their living and other expenses during this appointment. The participant must show proof of health and medical insurance. Health insurance can be obtained through ORISE. The participant will also be awarded a health insurance stipend supplement up to $14,723 per year, a relocation allowance up to $5,000, and a science and research travel allowance up to $4,000 per year.

The participant will not enter into an employee/employer relationship with ORISE, ORAU, USDA, ARS, or any other office or agency. Instead, the participant will be affiliated with ORISE for the administration of the appointment through the ORISE appointment letter and Terms of Appointment.

While participants will not enter into an employment relationship with ARS, this position requires a pre-appointment check and a full background investigation.

This opportunity is available to U.S. citizens, Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR), and foreign nationals. Non-U.S. citizen applicants should refer to the Guidelines for Non-U.S. Citizens Details page of the program website for information about the valid immigration statuses that are acceptable for program participation.


Required Qualifications: A doctorate in Computer Science, Computational Biology, Statistics, Engineering, or a related discipline in the biological or physical sciences, preferably within five years of desired starting date


Preferred Qualifications:
- Demonstrated experience with genomic data formatting, analysis, and visualization,
- Demonstrated experience with implementing/developing web-based tools,
- Demonstrated experience with command-line environment,
- A publication record,
- Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team, while building and nurturing collaborations with external research groups, and
- Ability to disseminate research findings and keeping team members and collaborators informed


Application Instructions: Visit https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/details/3227 to apply.


Extra: For more information about the ARS Research Participation Program, please visit the Program Website.






Job Title: Director of Research & Productivity


Date Posted: March 16, 2017


Apply By: March 31 2017


Location: St. Louis, MO USA


Degree Required: Masters


Area of Study: Agronomy or Plant Science, with an emphasis in Crop Breeding, Genomics, Phenotyping or Bio-informatics, and a minimum of 5 years’ career experience


Description: Responsible for management of research programs and serves as lead staff for the Corn Productivity & Quality Action Team (CPQAT).

Reports to: Vice-President of Production & Sustainability

Serve as lead staff for the CPQAT:
  • Provide guidance to grower team members and assistance to the Vice-President of Production & Sustainability regarding research priorities for NCGA
  • Meet communication, budgeting and meeting requirements set forth by NCGA
  • Ensure team develops programs and projects to accomplish NCGA Strategic Plan objectives.

Support funding for corn research through USDA, NSF and other Federal agencies:
  • Organize efforts to inform policymakers regarding the importance of corn research
  • Develop and maintain good relationships with agency staff responsible for federal programs supporting corn research.
  • Develop and maintain good relationships with the corn research community through attendance and presentations at scientific meetings and conferences.
  • Advance a national multi-crop phenotyping initiative. Work with DC staff, state staff and other commodity groups to get this initiative authorized in the Farm Bill and sufficient Federal funds appropriated.

Develop research opportunities for corn productivity and improved production practices:
  • Support commercial research companies developing technology that may provide benefits for growers.
  • Explore potential research opportunities (both public and private sector) to be considered by CPQAT, including feasibility of technology and potential intellectual property positions.
  • Support National Agricultural Genotyping Center Board of Directors, assist NCGA and State Directors.
  • Review state checkoff research proposals as requested.

Serve as a resource and coordinator for state and industry corn research program staff:
  • Provide leadership in facilitating shared consensus amoung state corn organizations on high priority corn research needs and corresponding programs.
  • To the extent practicable, facilitate the coordination of state-based corn productivity research.
  • Develop and maintain good relationships with state association staff and provide feedback as requested on in-state corn research projects.

Serve as technical staff support for Aflatoxin Mitigation Center of Excellence (AMCOE):
  • Manage current research programs and identify additional opportunities for mycotoxin mitigation research.


Preferred Qualifications: Ability to operate in a team environment. Ability to travel. Basic knowledge of federal research programs.


Application Instructions: Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to HR@ncga.com by March 31, 2017.


Extra: Contact Fred Stemme at hr@ncga.com for more information.






Job Title: Researcher in Photosynthesis Genetics


Date Posted: February 24, 2017


Location: Technical University of Munich, Germany


Degree Required: Masters


Description: The chair of plant breeding at the Technical University of Munich / TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan invites applications for a PhD position TV-L E13 (65%), starting as soon as a suitable candidate is found. Research in the plant breeding group is focused on the development of molecular and statistical tools for plant breeding as well as on genome analysis in crop plants.

"FullThrottle" is a collaborative project combining physiology, biochemistry, molecular biology and genetics to investigate the factors affecting the rate and efficiency of C4 photosynthesis. Maize introgression lines will be used to identify and characterize QTL for photosynthesis-related traits and to investigate their relation to drought stress tolerance. Detailed analysis will focus on physiological parameters and transcript profiling in well-watered and drought stress conditions. The results will be integrated with those obtained by other partners in the project to provide a comprehensive analysis of photosynthesis efficiency in maize. We are looking for a highly capable and motivated candidate to take on a challenging but potentially very rewarding research subject.

We offer:
1. An interdisciplinary working environment in a team of molecular and statistical geneticists
2. Active exchange and collaboration with partners from academia and industry in a field of constant technical and methodological development
3. Advanced education in molecular genetics, bioinformatics and plant breeding in courses and summer schools
4. Employment contract with the German public service salary TV-L E13 (65%), for three years

The Technical University of Munich is committed to increasing the proportion of women in research and education and thus explicitly invites qualified female scientists to apply for this position. Preference will be given to disabled candidates with essentially the same qualifications.


Required Qualifications:
1. Diploma or Master’s degree in biology, molecular biotechnology, plant physiology or related disciplines (above average grades)
2. Background in genetics, molecular biology and biochemistry is advantageous
3. Interest in photosynthesis and plant stress physiology
4. Willingness to carry out both field and laboratory work
5. Very good English (oral and written), German is an advantage
6. Ability to work in a team and to collaborate with other research groups


Application Instructions: Applications with the usual supporting information (letter of motivation, CV, certificates, credentials, etc. in a single pdf file) should be submitted by Email to jobs.z7x.wz@tum.de, subject matter: “PhD Position Quantitative Genetics 17.3”. Application will be open until the position is filled.


Extra: For questions related to the position and further background information please contact Dr. Claudiu Niculaes, Plant Breeding, TUM, claudiu.niculaes@tum.de






Job Title: Researcher in Quantitative Genetics


Date Posted: February 24, 2017


Location: Technical University of Munich, Germany


Degree Required: Masters


Description: The chair of plant breeding at the Technical University of Munich / TUM School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan invites applications for a PhD position (TV-L E13, 75%) starting as soon as a suitable candidate is found. Research in the plant breeding group is focused on the development of molecular and statistical tools for plant breeding as well as on genome analysis in crop plants.

Research topics:
1. Contribution to the collaborative project “MAZE” (www.europeanmaize.net) on genomic and functional diversity of maize
2. Genetic and genomic analysis of cold tolerance at early stages of maize development
3. Genomic and phenotypic characterization of a unique library of doubled-haploid lines grown in multienvironment trials to determine the genetic architecture of quantitative traits
4. Development of statistical methods for quantitative trait loci (QTL) estimation and genomic prediction in genetic resources
5. Investigation of multiple trait genomic prediction with a focus on genotype x environment interactions

We offer:
1. An interdisciplinary working environment in a team of plant breeders, statisticians, molecular geneticists and bioinformaticians
2. Active exchange and collaboration with partners from academia and industry in a field of constant technical and methodological development
3. Advanced education in statistics, genetics and plant breeding in courses and summer schools
4. Employment contract with the German public service salary TV-L E13 (65%) for three years

The Technical University of Munich is committed to increasing the proportion of women in research and education and thus explicitly invites qualified female scientists to apply for this position. Preference will be given to disabled candidates with essentially the same qualifications.


Required Qualifications:
1. Master’s degree in (bio-) statistics, plant breeding or related disciplines (above average grades)
2. Advanced knowledge in statistical software, preferably with R
3. Background in (quantitative) genetics is a strong plus
4. Very good English (oral and written), German of advantage
5. Ability to work in a team and to collaborate with other research groups


Application Instructions: Applications with the usual supporting information (letter of motivation, CV, certificates, credentials, etc. in a single pdf file) should be submitted by Email to jobs.z7x.wz@tum.de, subject matter: “PhD Position Quantitative Genetics 17.3”. Application will be open until the position is filled.


Extra: For questions related to the position and further background information please contact Dr. Anne-Sophie Bouchet, Plant Breeding, TUM, anne-sophie.bouchet@tum.de






Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate


Date Posted: January 27th, 2017


Location: St. Paul, MN, USA


Degree Required: Doctorate


Description: The University of Minnesota has an opening for a postdoctoral research associate in the area of plant quantitative genetics and breeding. The position is located in St. Paul, MN. The successful candidate will be responsible for the development of community resources for the application of genomic selection to soybean breeding. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone desiring to step into this cutting-edge area of plant breeding research. The overall responsibility of the postdoctoral research associate will be to manage the collection of genome-wide SNP data (using both new methods under development and established methods) and combine this data with historical environmental and phenotypic data to develop genomic prediction models that can be used by individual public soybean breeders in the North Central region. The successful candidate will work with individual soybean breeders to tailor the models to their breeding populations and environments, and assist in incorporating and testing genomic selection in their programs. The development of a relational community database housing genotype, phenotype and environmental data will also be an outcome of this work. In addition to answering questions related to optimal model development and deployment of genomic selection for soybean breeding programs, the developed database will form a rich resource for answering questions related to the historical development of public soybean breeding germplasm, the distribution of soybean genetic variation in public germplasm, and the genomic architecture underlying economically important traits.


Required Qualifications:
1) PhD in plant breeding, quantitative genetics, statistical genetics/genomics, or a related discipline.
2) Experience in the application of quantitative genetics, statistics/data sciences and genomics.
3) Proficiency in the statistical programming language R or other programming languages.
4) Demonstrated ability to publish original research in peer-reviewed journals.
5) Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


Application Instructions: To apply, send a cover letter and curriculum vitae to Aaron Lorenz (lore0149@umn.edu). Review of applications will begin on Feb 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.


Extra: Contact Aaron Lorenz at lore0149@umn.edu for more information.






Job Title: Post-doctoral Position in Barley Stamen Development


Date Posted: January 25th, 2017


Location: Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne, Germany


Degree Required: Doctorate


Area of Study: Genetics, Development, Physiology, Bioinformatics


Description: The successful applicant will work in the Acosta Group to study the process of stamen maturation in barley from March 1, 2017. S/he will identify genes controlling this process from an extensive male sterile mutant collection, which will be characterized via high-throughput sequencing, histology and functional genetics. Additionally, s/he will study the potential role of plant hormones (e.g. auxin, jasmonate) in barley stamen development.


Required Qualifications: Applicants should have a PhD with emphasis in Genetics and preferentially experience in at least one of the following: Plant Development, Plant Molecular Biology, Plant Physiology or Cereal Genetics. Knowledge of bioinformatics for next generation sequence analysis is a plus. It is essential that candidates are able to work independently, collaborate within an international environment towards a common goal, communicate effectively and think creatively.


Application Instructions: Please e-mail Ivan Acosta at acosta@mpipz.mpg.de with a single pdf containing a full CV with a complete list of publications; a cover letter describing research experience and motivation to join the project; and the names and contacts of at least 2 referees.


Extra: Contact Ivan Acosta at acosta@mpipz.mpg.de for more information.






Job Title: Open rank faculty position


Date Posted: January 11th, 2017


Apply By: February 15th, 2017


Location: Tucson, Arizona, US


Degree Required: Doctorate


Area of Study: Plant biology, systems biology


Description: The School of Plant Sciences at the University of Arizona invites applications for an Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, 9-month tenure-track position in Systems Biology of Plant Abiotic Responses. The successful applicant will address the molecular bases of the plant's response to abiotic stresses including but not limited to drought, salt, and high temperature. This individual will have or be expected to develop an innovative, internationally recognized, extramurally funded basic/applied research program using a broad range of approaches including genetic, physiological, computational, and genomic technologies. We are particularly seeking candidates who will use systems biology approaches and collaboratively utilize the available resources at the University of Arizona and its affiliated research centers to carry out translational research with major crops and/or natural populations. The successful candidate will contribute to undergraduate and/or graduate teaching to support the plant biology and plant-environment interactions curriculum at the University of Arizona. The incumbent will also be expected to mentor and direct graduate students and postdoctoral research associates in learning plant systems biology, publish regularly in high-impact peer-reviewed journals, and participate in departmental, college and university committees and other professional activities.


Application Instructions: Apply online at http://uacareers.com/postings/14921


Extra: Contact Ramin Yadegari at yadegari@arizona.edu for more information.






Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow


Date Posted: November 1st, 2016


Location: Fargo, ND, USA


Degree Required: Doctorate


Description: The NDSU Department of Plant Sciences is seeking a postdoctoral research fellow with experience in plant molecular genetics and DNA marker technologies. Fellow will conduct research to identify and characterize tan spot resistance and/or susceptibility genes in wheat. Techniques such as exome capture, high-throughput genotyping, next generation sequencing, mutagenesis, and other modern technologies will be used to clone and characterize relevant wheat genes that govern the host response to the pathogen. Fellow must be able to work independently as well as in a team-oriented environment. Fellow will also be expected to assist and cooperate with fellow members of a service-oriented small grains high-throughput genotyping laboratory in collecting, managing, and analyzing high-throughput genotyping data. North Dakota State University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.

North Dakota State University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.


Application Instructions: Apply online at https://jobs.ndsu.edu/postings/7932


Extra: Contact Phillip McClean at phillip.mcclean@ndsu.edu for more information.






Job Title: Assistant Professor in Plant Developmental and/or Cellular Biology


Date Posted: October 17th, 2016


Location: Columbus, OH, USA


Degree Required: Doctorate


Description: The Department of Molecular Genetics in the College of Arts & Sciences at The Ohio State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek outstanding candidates using cutting edge techniques to investigate fundamental mechanisms in plant developmental and/or cell biology. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent, externally funded, and internationally recognized research program and teach courses in their area of expertise. The candidate will be eligible for membership in University Centers including the Center for Applied Plant Sciences. The hire will join a departmental faculty who study fundamental biological questions using a wide variety of model organisms, and will become part of a strong campus-wide plant biology community.


Required Qualifications: Applicants must have a PhD, postdoctoral research experience, and a record of creativity and excellence in research. Applicants must also demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching. We are interested in individuals who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research and service. Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.


Application Instructions: Apply to Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8218. A complete application consist of:
(1) a one-page cover letter
(2) a curriculum vitae
(3) a three-page statement of research accomplishments and future plans
(4) a single-page summary of teaching interests and philosophy.

The applicant must also arrange the submission of three letters of reference via Academic Jobs Online. Applications received prior to December 1, 2016 will receive priority consideration. Inquiries may be directed to Dameyon Shipley at Shipley.15@osu.edu.


Extra: Contact Dameyon Shipley at Shipley.15@osu.edu for more information.






Job Title: Post-doctorial associate in quantitative genetics of maize rooting


Date Posted: October 13th, 2016


Location: Urbana, IL, USA


Degree Required: Doctorate


Description: The Leakey group at the University of Illinois seeks creative and energetic applicants for a postdoctoral associate position that offer excellent opportunities for interdisciplinary training: Genetic control of root architecture and nitrogen uptake efficiency in maize. Candidates should have a strong background in root phenotyping or study of root size/distribution. Experience in quantitative genetics or studying roots under field conditions is preferable. The successful applicant will be expected to actively engage with a collaborative team in the Topp and Baxter groups at the Danforth Plant Science Center. The project aim is to develop/deploy high-throughput phenotyping methods and apply them to quantitative genetic approaches to improving the root architecture and nitrogen uptake efficiency of maize.

The position is available immediately, but the starting date is flexible up until May 2017. Project details can be found at http://lab.igb.illinois.edu/leakey/research. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is an equal opportunity employer and offers highly competitive salary and excellent health care benefits. Questions about these positions or applications including a letter of application, CV and the names of three referees can be addressed by email to Melinda Laborg at laborg@uiuc.edu. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


Extra: Contact Melinda Laborg at laborg@uiuc.edu for more information.






Job Title: Postdoctoral Scholar Position in Comparative Plant Genomics and Bioinformatics


Date Posted: October 3rd, 2016


Location: Storrs, CT, USA


Degree Required: Doctorate


Area of Study: Genetics, Plant Genetics, Evolutionary Biology, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, or other related field.


Description: The Computational Plant Genomics Lab invites applications for a Postdoctoral position in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Connecticut. We focus on developing computational approaches that integrate next generation sequence data to address questions in non-model plants, particularly forest trees. The lab has the following ongoing projects:

1) Understanding the evolution of alternative translation initiation using RNA-seq data.
2) Integrating new and existing approaches to gene prediction to improve the annotation of complex genomes.
3) Analysis of gene family evolution and related comparative genomics questions.
4) Detecting variation in populations from GBS and related sequence data.


Required Qualifications:

  • PhD in Genetics, Plant Genetics, Evolutionary Biology, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, or other related field.
  • Track record of publications in comparative genomics.
  • Programming skills in Python, Perl, Java, C++, R or other language.
  • Experience with Linux and high performance computing environments.
  • Demonstrated ability in developing/applying statistical or machine learning methods in computational biology.
  • Experience in genome scale data analysis including RNA-Seq data, genome annotation, biological sequence analysis or other relevant computational genomics experience.
  • Highly motivated for interdisciplinary research, excellent communication skills, and the ability to work independently as well as within a research group.

Terms: Initial appointment is one year, with possible extension.


Application Instructions: Interested applicants should send their C.V., 2-3 page research statement, available start date, and contact information for three references to: jill.wegrzyn@uconn.edu. Applications that do not contain all materials will not be considered.


Extra: Contact Jill Wegrzyn at jill.wegrzyn@uconn.edu for more information.






Job Title: Four research positions open in Germany


Date Posted: September 23rd, 2016


Location: Technical University of Munich, Germany


Degree Required: Doctorate


Area of Study: Quantitative Genetics, Bioinformatics, and Photosynthesis.


Description: Four open positions are available with the Plant Breeding Group at the Technical University of Munich School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan. The group is seeking to fill vacancies for:

• A Research Scientist in Quantitative Genetics.
• A Research Scientist in Bioinformatics.
• A PhD Position in Quantitative Genetics.
• A PhD Position in Photosynthesis Research.

Visit http://plantbreeding.wzw.tum.de/index.php?id=4&L=1 for more information on these positions.


Application Instructions: See http://plantbreeding.wzw.tum.de/index.php?id=4&L=1.






Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate


Date Posted: September 12th, 2016


Location: University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003 USA


Degree Required: Doctorate


Area of Study: Plant biology, evolutionary biology or related field.


Description: A postdoctoral position is available in the Bartlett lab at the University of Massachusetts Amherst to work on an NSF-funded project on stem cell homeostasis and the CLAVATA-network genes. The CLAVATA (CLV) genes encode receptor-like kinases and their protein ligands, and have conserved roles controlling stem cell (meristem) homeostasis. This role in regulating meristem biology makes the CLV-network genes central players in the development of plant form, and in the evolution of plant form under domestication. Both the CLV receptors and the CLV ligands are members of highly redundant gene families with complicated evolutionary histories, impeding the accurate assessment of CLV-network gene function. In collaboration with the Jackson (CSHL), Lippmann (CSHL) and Nimchuk (UNC) labs, we are working to understand this redundancy by determining the evolutionary histories of CLV-network genes, and by determining how these genes regulate meristem homeostasis, particularly in maize floral development.

The successful applicant to this position would work primarily on a molecular evolution project, uncovering the evolutionary history of the CLV-network genes in vascular plants. The project will involve extensive phylogenetic analysis of CLV-network gene families as well as analyses of non-coding sequences controlling CLV-network gene expression. Depending on the interests and expertise of the person hired, this project could include elucidating the molecular function of CLV-network genes in maize floral development, in a reverse genetics project using CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing.

This is a benefited, full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate position. Initial appointment is for one year, reappointment beyond the first year (up to two additional years) is contingent upon job performance and availability of funding. It is expected that the appointee will work extended hours as necessary to complete individual experiments. Postdoctoral Research Associates at the University of Massachusetts are unionized and receive standard salary and benefits, depending on years of experience. Salary is subject to bargaining unit contract. UMass Amherst is home to a vibrant research community, with strengths in genomics, molecular biology, plant biology, and evolutionary biology. Opportunities exist both to learn a range of cutting edge experimental and analytical methods, and to develop new research projects. The Pioneer Valley, where the town of Amherst is located, is a great place to live and work. The area is naturally beautiful, and UMass Amherst is part of a consortium of five colleges in the area, making for an intellectually rich environment. The position is available immediately, but the start date is negotiable. Candidates must apply online by submitting a cover letter, CV, and the contact details of three references willing to provide letters of recommendation to: http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=76408. Questions can be addressed to Dr. Madelaine Bartlett at mbartlett@umass.edu. Review of applications will begin September 28, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members.


Required Qualifications: Qualified candidates are required to have a Ph.D. in plant biology, evolutionary biology, or a similar field of study, conferred within the last six years. Expertise in molecular phylogenetics, and in the analysis of genomic data in an evolutionary context is required. A keen interest in plant development and evo-devo is essential.


Preferred Qualifications: Molecular lab experience working with DNA, RNA, and protein is preferred.


Application Instructions: Candidates must apply online by submitting a cover letter, CV, and the contact details of three references willing to provide letters of recommendation to: http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=76408.


Extra: Contact Lisa Barry at lisab@bio.umass.edu for more information.






Job Title: Postdoctoral Position


Date Posted: May 19, 2016


Location: West Lafayette, Indiana, USA


Degree Required: Doctorate


Area of Study: Plant molecular biology, Genetics, bioinfromatics, genomics, computational biology


Description: A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Tesfaye Mengiste at Purdue University (Department of Botany and Plant Pathology) to work on a collaborative project involving two other labs, Dr. Gebisa Ejeta (Purdue University, Department of Agronomy), and Dr. Tesfaye Tesso (Kanas State University). The postdoctoral scientist will engage in identification and characterization of genes for important agronomic traits in Ethiopian sorghum germplasm, such as drought tolerance, nutritional quality, and pest and disease resistance. The post doc will participate in one or more of the following main areas of research:

  1. Expected to provide bioinformatics support in mining whole genome sequences to support gene discovery activities.
  2. Oversee the genotyping of a large collection of sorghum lines characterized for disease and pest resistance and nutritional quality,
  3. Engage in extensive phenotyping of the collection in both field and lab,
  4. Conduct genome-wide association studies,
  5. May also have opportunities to undertake QTL-mapping based on existing bi-parental mapping populations and identification of genes controlling selected traits

The postdoctoral scientist will be responsible for planning and conducting experiments, data analysis, interpretation and publication of results. The position is initially for a year but renewable annually, contingent on satisfactory performance.


Required Qualifications: The successful post-doctoral candidate will have a recent Ph.D. in bioinformatics, molecular biology, plant genetics or closely related fields. Experience in QTL analysis, next generation sequence analysis, genetic and physical mapping is desirable. Experience with latest NGS-based genome/transcriptome sequencing, genotyping by sequencing, and genome-wide association studies, genomic analysis programs. Strong skills in bioinformatics/computational biology are desirable. Evidence of good scientific writing and communication skills are important. The successful candidate will be expected to work collaboratively with other post docs, graduate students and the three collaborating investigators.


Application Instructions: Send current CV, statement of research interest and a cover letter to mengiste@purdue.edu


Extra: Contact Tesfaye Mengiste at mengiste@purdue.edu for more information.






Job Title: Research Scientist, Genome Edited Trait Discovery, RES00003484


Date Posted: May 3, 2016


Location: Johnston, Iowa


Degree Required: Doctorate


Area of Study: Molecular biology, functional genomics or related scientific field


Description: We are seeking an exceptional Scientist to join our Expression Engineering group within the Genome Edited Trait Discovery team.

The successful candidate will develop novel approaches and enhance existing platforms to identify and characterize expression regulatory elements for delivering efficacious traits to our pipeline This position will provide opportunities to interface between cutting-edge molecular technologies and biology, be able to define important problems in gene regulation, and ultimately drive innovation to solve them. This position will work collaboratively with other cross-functional research groups to deliver best-in-class solutions to our product pipeline.

Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate and establish novel approaches for identification and validation of gene regulatory elements.
  • Perform analyses and interpretation on functional genomics datasets from in-house and external sources.
  • Collaboratively develop computational approaches and pipelines for analyses of large datasets.
  • Critically analyze data and communicate results with project teams and stakeholders to make appropriate decisions about project direction.
  • Collaborate across research groups to develop and implement experimental plans.
  • Monitor research progress and ensure that support resources are sufficient to meet research projects goals and develop plans for alternative solutions.
  • Remain at the cutting-edge on technical and biological advancements by participating in professional meetings, career development activities and by encouraging others to bring information into research activities.
  • Implements and monitors safe working practices.


Required Qualifications:

  • PhD in molecular biology, functional genomics or related scientific field.
  • Post-doctoral research experience.
  • Experience with varied Bioinformatics tools (i.e. Vector NTI, BLAST, Sequencher, Phytozome, and mRNA expression and DNA sequence diversity analysis applications).
  • Experience with eukaryotic gene model analysis, including promoter and regulatory motifs.
  • Knowledge of dynamics in genome evolution affecting gene structure-function.
  • Industry related experience related to expression engineering.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.


Preferred Qualifications: Preference given to candidates with experience in a general programming language (i.e. Python, C++, Perl) for use in data manipulation and regular expression or string parsing of gene sequences.


Application Instructions: Apply to www.dupont.com/careers then choose RES00003484


Extra: Contact Cindy Kieran at cindy.kieran@dupont.com for more information.