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    Research scientists have open-ended promotion potential. Research accomplishments and their impact on the duties and responsibilities of positions are evaluated periodically. The grade level is limited only by the individual's demonstrated ability to perform research of recognized importance to science and technology. *Final grade level may be determined by a peer review panel.*

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    Responsibilities

    • Identify and evaluate chemical, physical, and structural properties of cereal starches and determine how these properties affect end-use quality and functional attributes of cereal grains.
    • Utilize a variety of techniques and methods to understand complex relationships of factors that govern sorghum and wheat starch content.
    • Develop, improve and evaluate instrumental methods that can be used to objectively and rapidly characterize starch content and composition.
    • As an independent researcher, select research problems, and areas, conduct experiments, and publish research results in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
    • Present results of research to user groups, scientific audiences, and professional associations.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - To conferences and meetings.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    15

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