research associate positions available

AUKERMAN, MILO milo.j.aukerman at
Mon Mar 1 13:01:48 EST 2004

The Genetic Discovery Group of DuPont Crop Genetics is looking for 
highly motivated individuals at the research associate or senior 
research associate level.  Successful candidates will utilize a 
genetic approach in Arabidopsis to identify candidate genes for 
agronomic trait improvement in crop plants.  Primary responsibilities 
will include characterizing mutant phenotypes, identifying the genes 
that confer those phenotypes, and verifying gene function.  The 
successful candidates will display a high degree of independence in 
conducting experiments.  Experience with standard molecular biology 
techniques is essential, including:  DNA/RNA isolation, blot 
hybridization (radioactive), cloning techniques, and PCR 
amplification.  In addition, experience with Arabidopsis growth and 
phenotype analysis, and ability to manage large data sets (such as 
Excel spreadsheets), is desirable.
Master's degree or equivalent experience is required; however, these 
positions are not suitable for individuals at the PhD level.
DuPont is a global research- and technology-based company committed 
to the miracles of science. The mission of the Genetic Discovery 
Group is to identify agriculturally important genes in crop and model 
species. Our facility provides state-of-the-art instrumentation for 
genomic approaches, such as high throughput sequencing, high density 
microarray analysis, and advanced bioinformatic systems, as well as 
access to the world-wide field testing resources of Pioneer Hi-Bred 
and interactions with a thriving scientific community. We are located 
in Wilmington, Delaware, in an area that offers an attractive 
lifestyle with easy access to various cultural, academic and 
recreational activities in the middle East Coast region.
DuPont offers an attractive salary and comprehensive benefits.
Applicants should mail or fax their resume to:
Dr. Milo Aukerman, c/o Susan Faassen, DuPont Experimental Station, Crop
Genetics E402/3206H, Rt. 141 & Henry Clay Rd., Wilmington, DE 
19880-0402, USA. Fax No.: 302-695-8514.

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