Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
A postdoctoral position is available to study the genetic and
environmental basis for dormancy in cereal grain seeds. We have
developed recombinant inbred (RI) lines and other population segregating
for dormancy. The overall objectives are to determine the germination
phenotype and genotype of RI lines under various environmental
conditions and identify molecular markers for dormancy QTL. These
objectives are consistent with the goal of cloning dormancy QTL.
Candidates should have a background in molecular genetics. Previous
experience in genetics, statistics and seed biology is desirable. Send
a curriculum vitae and the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail
addresses of three references to Dr. Michael Foley, Department of Botany
and Plant Pathology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907-1155;
fax 765-494-0363; e-mail foley at btny.purdue.edu.