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    The incumbent serves as a Research Geneticist in the Plant Genetics Research Unit (PGRU) in Columbia, Missouri. PGRU scientists develop new knowledge that expands understanding of the fundamental processes such as increased production, improved quality and enhanced uses of corn, soybeans and wheat.

    This position may supervise a technician(s).

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    • Develop and refine genetic, genomic and bioinformatics approaches and resources in corn and small grains needed to contribute to the understanding of the genetic bases of plant growth, plant productivity and insect resistance.
    • Identify and characterize genes, both qualitative and quantitative, affecting maize and small grain productivity.
    • Develop molecular genetic resources for improving genetic analysis in maize and small grains.
    • Characterize and manipulate genetic resources through the application of molecular, quantitative and statistical genetics and bioinformatics-based strategies.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0440 Genetics

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