[Maize] Postdoc positions available at Penn State

Majid Foolad via maize%40net.bio.net (by mrf5 from psu.edu)
Mon Feb 11 10:11:54 EST 2008


Two Postdoctoral Positions at Penn State
Plant Molecular genetics, genomics and bioinformatics

Seeking two postdoctoral researchers to work on a newly funded 
project on a biofuel plant species. This is a three-year research 
project with the aim of utilizing the modern tools of genetics, 
genomics and biotechnology to facilitate development of a 
comprehensive research program for directed improvement of a biofuel 
crop. The main components of this project include development of 
genomics database, gene discovery, development of a comprehensive 
plant breeding program using molecular techniques, and designing and 
development of transgenic plants. The two postdoctoral incumbents 
will work together, however, one would focus mainly on development of 
genetic markers and maps and marker-assisted selection while the 
second would focus on functional genomics and bioinformatics. The 
successful candidates will have Ph.D. degree in a plant science 
discipline, including Plant Molecular Biology, Genetics, 
Biochemistry, Bioinformatics or other related fields. Prior 
experience with molecular markers and marker-assisted selection, high 
throughput genotyping, gene expression analysis, statistical and 
bioinformatics analysis tools is preferred. Excellent interpersonal 
and communication skills are required. Attractive salary and fringe 
benefits package are available. The two positions are available on 
July 1, 2008, or earlier as agreed to. Send (via email) a letter of 
research interest and professional goals, a curriculum vitae, and 
contact information for three referees to Dr. Majid Foolad, 
Department of Horticulture, 102 Tyson Building, The Pennsylvania 
State University, University Park, PA 16802.  For additional 
information: phone: 814-865-5408 or email: mrf5 from psu.edu.

Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and 
the diversity of its work force.



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Majid R. Foolad, PhD
Professor of Plant Genetics
Department of Horticulture
217 Tyson Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802 USA
Phone: 814-865-5408
Fax:   814-863-6139
Email: mrf5 from psu.edu
Website: http://hortweb.cas.psu.edu/dept/faculty/foolad/foolad.html
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