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    Summary

    As the Research Leader the incumbent is responsible for maintaining and enhancing the creativity and productivity of Crop Improvement and Genetics Research Unit; hiring personnel and managing the human, fiscal, and physical resources assigned to CIG; serving as Unit fund holder; providing technical consultation, internal and external to ARS; and ensuring the proper interpretation and reporting of scientific research results and information.

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    Responsibilities

    • Conducts and directs research that involves crops among the Triticeae or other species relevant to the Pacific West Region such as potato or citrus.
    • Research approach rely on basic or applied genomics, computational biology, crop genetics, molecular breeding, comparative genomics, or biotechnology.
    • Utilize promising genetic, physiological, and molecular strategies for improvement of one or more quality traits or disease resistance under variable environmental conditions.
    • Develop computational resources and bioinformatics solutions for analyzing, interpreting, and integrating disparate genetic, phenotypic, and molecular datasets utilized by the small grains research community.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    15

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