Position as Maize Genomics Project Manager

John Doebley jdoebley at wisc.edu
Tue Nov 2 12:47:38 EST 2004

Molecular and Functional Diversity in the Maize Genome
Project Manager

We invite applications for the position of project manager for a
multi-institutional NSF Plant Genome Project.  The project has two
foci: (1) analysis of molecular diversity in the genomes of maize and
its wild relatives by SNP genotyping with the principal goals of
testing several thousand genes for evidence of selection during maize
domestication and improvement and better understanding how historical
and demographic factors have shaped the maize genome, and (2) testing
diverse alleles at one thousand candidate genes for functional
variation on agronomically and evolutionarily important phenotypes
through a combination of high-throughput linkage and association

Members of the project include Ed Buckler (USDA/ARS and Cornell
University), John Doebley (University of Wisconsin), Brandon Gaut
(UC-Irvine), Major Goodman (North Carolina State University), James
Holland (USDA/ARS and North Carolina State University), Steve
Kresovich (Cornell University), Mike McMullen (USDA/ARS and University
of Missouri), Lincoln Stein (Cold Spring Harbor Lab) and Doreen Ware
(USDA/ARS and Cold Spring Harbor Lab).

The project manager will have diverse responsibilities related to
coordinating activities among the different project groups, working
with our informatics group, presenting project accomplishments at
national meetings, overseeing budgets, and reporting project results
to the National Science Foundation.  The project manager will also
have opportunity to participate in data analysis and publications.
The position is available January 1, 2005, is funded for four years,
and will be located in Madison, Wisconsin.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in the  biological sciences with
training in either evolution, agronomy, plant biology, genetics,
population genetics or related area.  We specifically seek individuals
with some background or interest in developing expertise in
informatics.  Strong organizational and communication skills are
required.  Applications (including a cover letter, CV, publication pdf
files, and names, phone numbers and email addresses of three
references) and inquiries should be directed by email to John Doebley,
Department of Genetics, University of Wisconsin, jdoebley at wisc.edu.

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