Assist./Assoc. Prof.: Wheat Genomics

Arron Guenzi acg at agr.okstate.edu
Fri Jul 24 12:52:06 EST 1998

POSITION TITLE:  Assistant/Associate Professor
                 Wheat Genomics

LOCATION:  Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
           Oklahoma State University

This is an 11-month, tenure-track, research/teaching position.
(Approximately 90% research and 10% teaching.)

RESEARCH RESPONSIBILITIES: Develop a state-of-the-art applied
wheat genomics program that will enhance phenotypic-based
selection efficiency by use of molecular markers.  Use of
currently identified marker associations and development of new
linkages is expected.  Targeted traits may include, but are not
limited to, value-added grain quality, pest resistance,
pharmaceutical-nutritive value of forage, and stress tolerance,
particularly adaptation to low-pH soils. Adaptation of genomics
to develop hard red and hard white winter wheat varieties targeted
for dual-purpose (graze-plus-grain) and grain-only production
systems is essential. Use of genomics to pursue related areas of
research in genome organization, gene isolation, development of
improved molecular techniques applicable to wheat improvement,
or wheat molecular cytogenetics is encouraged.

An ability to obtain extramural funding is essential.  Effective
interaction with the wheat breeder and other members of the Wheat
Improvement Team (http://clay.agr.okstate.edu/wheat/wit.html)
specializing in pathology, entomology, management, physiology,
transformation, and cereal chemistry is essential.

TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES: Team-taught graduate course in plant
breeding principles and development of a graduate-level course
in the candidate's area of specialization.  Graduate student
advisement and participation in graduate committees is expected.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Will be competitive with other leading land
grant universities and commensurate with training and experience.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in plant
genetics, or closely related area.  Post-doctoral experience or
prior experience at an Assistant Professor level in molecular
genetic procedures applicable to wheat improvement is desirable.
Demonstrated ability to design and conduct publishable independent
research in molecular mapping and marker-assisted selection is
essential.  In addition, successful entry at the Associate Professor
rank requires evidence of an established externally funded research
program and noteworthy publication record.  Cooperative team
research is essential.

January 1, 1999, or as soon as a successful candidate is identified.

Review of applications will begin November 16, 1998, and will
continue until a suitable candidate is identified.  Send a letter
of interest, curriculum vitae, official transcripts, and arrange
for three letters of reference to be sent directly to:

Dr. Robert L. Westerman, Head
Oklahoma State University
Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
369 Agricultural Hall
Stillwater, OK  74078-6028
Voice:  (405) 744-6425
Fax:    (405) 744-8687
E-mail: rlw at soilwater.agr.okstate.edu

OSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity
Employer Committed to Multicultural Diversity.

Arron C. Guenzi               Voice: (405) 744-5532
Oklahoma State Univ.            FAX: (405) 744-6039
Dep. of Plant & Soil Sci.     Email: acg at agr.okstate.edu
368 Agriculture Hall            Web: www.agr.okstate.edu/ptf/
Stillwater, OK 74078-6028

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