Research Professional - Forage and Biomass Breeding and Genetics
Position Summary: This position will help support research and cultivar development of the forage and biomass breeding and genetics program. Activities will involve laboratory/greenhouse/field research participation; supervision of temporary workers; as well as logistics and data management. The individual will conduct and manage research activities related to the forage and biomass breeding program. In coordination with other technical staff and graduate students, the individual will be responsible for executing program activities that include field, greenhouse and laboratory research activities. The candidate will plan, conduct and mange research studies, collect, manage and analyze data.
Responsibilities: The position will be in charge of executing and managing with the other program technical staff and graduates students greenhouse research activities. This includes planting populations, tissue sampling, making crosses manually or in bee cages, harvesting seed and maintaining the greenhouse clean and operational. The candidate will also be responsible for leading laboratory studies to generate sequence and molecular data for GWAS and genomic prediction of breeding values.
Qualifications: Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, a 2-year degree, or professional certificate. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualificaitons.
About UGA: The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.
Full time/Part time: Full Time
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