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    Summary

    This position is with the Sugarbeet and Potato Research Unit in Fargo, ND. The purpose is to solve problems related to sugarbeet genetics, physiology, and postharvest storage.

    Research scientists have open-ended promotion potential with the grade level 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

    • Develop and release agronomically useful sugarbeet germplasm with resistance to the sugarbeet root maggot and Cercospora leaf spot;
    • Determine the inheritance and interrelationships among traits related to sucrose yield and extractability using lines and populations selected for low concentrations of compounds that interfere with sugar extraction;
    • Introduce genetic diversity into the commercial sugarbeet crop by crossing adapted sugarbeet lines with wild relatives of sugarbeet and selecting the progeny for traits related to sucrose yield, sucrose extractability, and pest/disease resistance;
    • Share information pertaining to sugarbeet germplasm and pest/disease resistance with government officials, scientific and academic communities, national or international scientific organizations, and community and non-government groups;
    • Collect, analyze, and summarize technical information to develop new knowledge of sugarbeet genetics and breeding;
    • Prepare written work products based on sugarbeet genetics research to be reviewed and/or published in professional articles, publications, and technical abstracts.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    15

  • Job family (Series)

    0440 Genetics

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