The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Plains Area is immediately seeking highly qualified candidates for a permanent full-time Research Plant Geneticist, at the Southern Plains Agricultural Research Center, in College Station, TX. Salary range of $64,009 - $83,210. The incumbent will investigate important biological questions of the cotton genome including reciprocal introgression between species, polyploidy, genetic diversity, and/or recombination. The incumbent’s work will be involved with the development of a practical haplotype graph of cotton (Gossypium hirsutum and G. barbadense), a tool for imputation with low-pass sequencing. The overall objective of this research is to translate cotton genomics into meaning biological interpretations. Applicants with backgrounds in one or more the following fields are encouraged to apply: bioinformatics, genetics, evolutionary biology, and quantitative or population genetics. Potential candidates graduating in Dec. 2020 or even May 2021 are encouraged to apply. The position is available for two years (contingent upon review/renewal after year 1). Submit application materials (1-page cover letter, CV, contact information for 3 references) to Joshua Udall, CGRU-ARS; firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.
U.S. citizenship is required. USDA/ARS is an equal opportunity employer and provider.
Government agency - USDA Agriculture Research Service
Crop Germplasm Research Unit
We maintain the cotton and pecan germplasm collections as well as conduct genetic research