Position Available: Fruit Breeding/Genetics

Bruce Reisch bir1 at cornell.edu
Wed Apr 22 15:20:14 EST 1998


POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
Assistant Professor - Small Fruits Breeding/Genetics


Location:  Dept. of Horticultural Sciences, Cornell University-Geneva
Campus, Geneva, NY  14456

Starting date:  November 1998 or as negotiated

Responsibilities: 
   Research (80%)
The individual filling this position will establish a small fruits
breeding and genetics program that will address the needs of the NY fruit
producers.  The goal of the position is to use appropriate technologies to
develop cultivars of commercial value.  Primary breeding objectives are
pest resistance, product quality (fresh and processed), stress tolerance,
suitability for sustainable production systems, and maintaining a broad
range of harvest dates. Patenting of improved cultivars is encouraged as a
funding mechanism.  Opportunities exist for work in genetic technology
applicable to small fruits breeding.  The recipient of this position is
expected to engage in interdisciplinary activities.  The opportunity for
collaborative research with plant pathologists, entomologists, food
scientists, post harvest physiologists, molecular biologists and crop
production researchers is readily available.  The facilities at the Geneva
Campus are excellent for supporting the spectrum of research from the
laboratory to the field.  Interaction with the worldwide community of
researchers and producers is an expectation of this position.

The individual is expected to seek external funding in support of their
research programs.

The individual is expected to provide guidance to graduate students both
as a major advisor and as a member of a graduate student¹s guidance
committee.

   Extension (20%)
The successful candidate will be expected to work with faculty and
extension educators to develop programming which delivers research-based
information to fruit producers. An important component will be the
development of educational resources for berry crop producers, and being
available for consultation with growers, marketers and processors. Another
component of this programming will be cultivar trials with
grower-cooperators and at the Geneva station.  The candidate is expected
to participate in the Statewide Program Committee for Fruit which
coordinates research and extension programming for New York State.

Qualifications:  Ph.D. in plant science with emphasis in plant breeding,
genetics and biotechnology.

Application:  Applications will be accepted until 27 July 1998 or until
the position is filled.  Send a complete résumé, transcripts, and the
names (plus full contact information) of 3 individuals from whom letters
of reference may be solicited to:

Dr. Bruce I. Reisch
Department of Horticultural Sciences
New York State Agricultural Experiment Station
Geneva, NY 14456
(315)-787-2239    FAX: (315)-787-2216
b.reisch at cornell.edu

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