soybean breeder position

Gary Stacey gstacey at
Tue Sep 9 09:05:22 EST 1997

Plant Breeder.  Conduct research in soybean breeding and genetics.
The position is a regular 12-month nontenure-track faculty position with
Experiment Station.   It is anticipated that some teaching
responsibilities will be added later.  Candidates must have a Ph.D. in
plant breeding
or a closely related discipline.  A strong background in statistics
is essential.  Familiarity with applications of molecular techniques
in plant breeding is very desirable.  Candidates must possess
excellent interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to design,
conduct, and report independent research; and a clear ability and
desire to excel in teaching and advising students.  The successful
applicant is expected to develop a nationally recognized research
program in soybean breeding & genetics which utilizes state-of
-the-art methods to: (i) identify and incorporate genes for
resistance or tolerance to important biotic and abiotic stresses, (ii)
identify and incorporate genes which add value to soybean seed, meal,
or oil, (iii) develop and release improved cultivars and germplasm
with combinations of above attributes, and (iv) improve the
efficiency of plant breeding.  Apply by submitting a letter of
interest that includes a statement of research goals and teaching
interests, vitae, transcripts of grades, names and addresses of five
references to:  Dr. Carl Sams, Chair, Search and Advisory Committee,
Department of Plant & Soil Sciences, University of Tennessee, P.O.
Box 1071, Knoxville, TN 37901-1071 (423)974-7101, fax (423)974 7997,
carlsams at  Closing date is 15 November 1997 or until a
suitable candidate is found. AA/EOE.

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