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    The Forage Seed and Cereal Research Unit located in Corvallis, Oregon is seeking a permanent, full-time, Research Geneticist (Plants) for their worksite at the Washington State University, Irrigated Agricultural Research and Extension Center located in Prosser, Washington. The incumbent conducts breeding research of hops in the Yakima and Willamette Valleys leading to the development of improved cultivars for the global brewing industry.

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    Responsibilities

    • Conducts breeding research of hops in the Yakima and Willamette Valleys leading to the development of improved cultivars for the global brewing industry.
    • Uses hop genomics and genetics data to develop new breeding methods and tests the effectiveness of new procedures within an applied hop breeding program.
    • Generates new knowledge that improves the efficiency of hop breeding and result in new concepts that can be applied to breeding of other perennial or dioecious crops.
    • Conducts research on the genetic control of economically important traits, including but not limited to disease resistance, abiotic stress tolerance, adaptability, and brewing sensory qualities.
    • Participates in team research to build genomic resources and elucidate gene function for traits of economic importance.
    • Leads stakeholder engagement and technology transfer activities to achieve adoption of improved hop cultivars and breeding methods.
    • Prepares or contributes to preparation of research plans, technical reports, annual reports, grant proposals, peer-reviewed manuscripts, and germplasm registrations.

    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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