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    The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the United States Department of Agricultures chief scientific research agency and one of the worlds premiere scientific organizations. ARS Postdoctoral Research Associates are hired to supplement a lead scientist's research on agricultural problems of high national priority affecting American agriculture.

    This is a temporary appointment not to exceed 2 years. The position may be extended up to a total of 4 years at the discretion of management without further competition.

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    The incumbent will lead research to identify QTL for resistance Cucurbit yellow stunting disorder virus (CYSDV) in melon. Develop biparental melon populations (including F2:F3) for QTL analysus. Assist in phenotyping melon RIL populations for fruit quality, and assessment of advanced breeding lines for resistance to Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) and adaptation and fruit quality. Assist in decelopment of a molecular based melon core collections.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel is required for field research in several parts of California (Fresno and Imperial Counties) and Arizona (Yuma), and industry and professional meetings.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

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    U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents seeking U.S. Citizenship.

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    0440 Genetics

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