Research Technician opening

David B. Willmot willmotd at
Mon Jul 16 18:07:15 EST 2001

We have an opening for a USDA/ARS Research Technician with our dynamic
maize genetics group.   To apply, please follow this link to the
official posting:

Application forms can be downloaded from:

Do address each of the Specialized experience factors.

Here below is an abbreviated version of the ad:

Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service 
(ARS), Plant Genetics Research Unit, Columbia, Missouri, is seeking a 
permanent full-time, Agricultural Science Research Technician, 
GS-0404-07, 8, or 9 (salary range $29,273-$46,546 per annum). The 
successful applicant will participate as a team member in support of 
a Research Geneticist in various phases of maize genetics research 
with the goal of identifying and characterizing useful genetic 
variation in germplasm for important traits. Position requires (i) 
knowledge of the principles of biological science including genetics, 
molecular biology, and biochemistry; (ii) skill in various laboratory 
procedures such as DNA extraction, polymerase chain reaction, 
electrophoresis, Southern and Northern Blots, basic cloning, and 
biochemical analyses; and (iii) ability to collect, maintain, and 
summarize extensive data from various sources and utilizing various 
equipment and software packages, such as spreadsheets and relational 
database. Comprehensive benefits package includes paid annual and 
sick leave, life insurance, health insurance, and a savings and 
investment plan in addition to a Federal retirement plan. U.S. 
Citizenship is required. For the full vacancy announcement, which 
includes application information, call JoAnne Fernandez 
(573)875-5293; or visit the ARS vacancy website at, 
announcement number ARS-X1W-1400. Applications in response to this ad 
must be postmarked by August 16, 2000. USDA/ARS IS AN EQUAL 

David Willmot, Ph.D.
Research Geneticist
301 Curtis Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211


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