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    Summary

    This position is located in the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Soybean/ Maize Germplasm Pathology and Genetics unit (SMGPG), in Urbana, Illinois.

    The incumbent serves as the curator of the collection providing technical direction and guidance in producing high quality, well characterized soybean germplasm and conducting research on the maintenance, genetic diversity, characterization, enhancement, and evaluation of germplasm.

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    Responsibilities

    • Acquire, maintain, and distribute plant genetic resources; evaluate and characterize germplasm; and ensure plant genetic resources and associated information are properly maintained.
    • Search scientific literature pertaining to the maintenance or production of seed.
    • Recommend or develop alternative methods or techniques to accomplish objectives when standard procedures do not apply.
    • Write publications of results in refereed journals, germplasm releases, and other publications as appropriate.
    • Operate farm machinery, as required, and use work vehicles to attend meetings and reach planting locations.
    • Coordinate and cooperate with other scientists in providing technical direction and guidance in the acquisition, maintenance, characterization, evaluation, enhancement, preservation, or distribution of germplasm.
    • Maintain and develop new contacts with cooperators in the public and private sectors who are associated with the use of plant germplasm.
    • Coordinate and lead service activities and cooperates with other scientists in providing technical direction and guidance in the acquisition, maintenance, characterization, evaluation, and distribution of soybean and wild soybean genetic resources.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    14

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