Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Position Number: 00103996
Essential Job Duties: The researcher will conduct research on maize genetics. Large samples of inbred and outbred maize landraces will be grown in a short daylength nursery. Each plant will be sequenced to identify parentage and inbreeding level and measured for numerous traits related to fitness. The researcher will be responsible for analysis of inbreeding depression at the gene level and testing prediction models for phenotypes.
Department Required Skills : A Ph.D. in plant breeding, plant genetics, statistical genetics, or closely related field. Experience with collection of plant phenotype data in field experiments. Knowledge of quantitative and population genetics. Knowledge of SAS or R programming.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: Experience with maize genetics and bioinformatics is preferred.
Necessary Licenses and Certifications: N/A
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