Job Overview


Find Solutions to Agricultural Problems that Affect Americans Every Day, From Field to Table

This position is located at the Cereal Crops Research Unit in Madison, WI.  The mission of this unit is to conduct research leading to the improvement of malting quality of barley, nutritional quality of barley and oats, and to develop new technologies for evaluating quality of barley and oats.  The incumbent will conduct research to improve the quality of barley for malting and brewing; and on the adaptation of barley to abiotic stress.  This research will lead to improved barley cultivars with higher value for the producer, processor and consumer. 


The objectives of this project include:  1) using molecular biology and genetic approaches to identify structural and regulatory genes that affect malting barley adaptation to abiotic stresses, especially water deficits and high temperatures and 2) determining regulatory processes that control adaptation of malting barley to abiotic stresses, especially water deficits and high temperatures.  Incumbent will use an array of quantitative genetics, molecular genetics, molecular biology, biochemical, physiological, statistical and other methodologies as appropriate and will collaborate with other scientists to achieve the objectives.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel is expected to present research findings at professional meetings, to collaborate with colleagues, and to interact with stakeholders.

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses may be considered.