[Maize] Open Position at AgReliant - Quantitative Geneticist
(by jose.osorio from AgReliantGenetics.com)
Tue Sep 4 08:55:29 EST 2012
JOB TITLE: Quantitative / Statistical Geneticist - Research and Development
DATE: August 2012
LOCATION: Lebanon, IN
o Design and implementation of strategies to develop genetic material and to apply marker-assisted selection (MAS). This includes coordinating genomic selection and marker-assisted backcrossing logistics in collaboration with the molecular-marker laboratory, conversion department, and breeding stations.
o Development of statistical and biotechnological tools to optimize breeding procedures.
o Design, analysis, and interpretation of breeding experiments and marker-trait association studies.
o Development of scripts - preferably in SAS and/or R - and tools to perform phenotypic, genetic, and marker-trait association analyses.
o Implementation of company-own scripts and software packages for routine MAS.
o Support for users of AgReliant Genetics' databases and software packages for phenotypic and genetic data analyses as well as MAS.
o Oral and written communication of results and interpretation of experiments and studies.
o Occasional travel to Europe and South America may be required.
o Ph.D. in plant breeding or statistics or related discipline.
o Strong bases in biostatistics, quantitative genetics, and selection theory.
o Experience with the design, analysis, and interpretation of breeding experiments and marker-trait association studies, marker-based genome analysis, marker-assisted selection and introgression is highly desired.
o Familiarity with standard general-purpose statistical software and databases.
o Experience with procedural programming - preferably in SAS and/or R - to develop scripts for phenotypic, genetic, and marker-trait association analyses.
o Understanding of principles of plant propagation, fertilization, and integrated pest management is advantageous.
o Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to collaborate with laboratory scientists and breeders.
To apply for a position with AgReliant Genetics please complete an application in the Careers section at www.AgReliantGenetics.com
Contact person: Andres Gordillo, andres.gordillo from agreliant.com
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