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.
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**THIS IS A TEMPORARY POST DOC APPOINTMENT NOT-TO-EXCEED 2 YRS**
The incumbent will be assigned to the Potato Breeding and Genetics program located within the USDA-ARS Small Grains and Potato Germplasm Research Unit, Aberdeen, ID. Research responsibilities involve the development of molecular marker technology for potato suitable for implementation in the breeding program, thereby facilitating the development of enhanced potato germplasm and speeding varietal development. The assignment is to use molecular and genetic approaches to: 1) develop genetic markers for the improvement of potato with emphasis on disease and pest resistance; and 2) incorporate genes affecting targeted traits into adapted potato germplasm using marker technology in collaboration with other scientists.
Occasional travel - To field sites and conferences
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