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    The incumbent is assigned to the Plant Genetics Research Unit (PGRU) in Columbia, Missouri. The mission of the PGRU is to develop new knowledge that expands understanding of the fundamental processes controlling increased production, improved quality and enhanced uses of corn, soybeans and wheat; and to utilize this knowledge to develop germplasm and crop management schemes that lead to increased farm profitability and sustainability of the nation's resource base.

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    • Conduct research to identify and characterize genes, both qualitative and quantitative, affecting maize productivity.
    • Develop molecular genetic resources for improving genetic analysis in maize.
    • Characterize and manipulate maize genetic resources through the application of gene editing and/or molecular, quantitative and statistical genetics and bioinformatics-based strategies.
    • Increase scientific understanding of the physiological and genetic basis of traits important to maize productivity.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Local, domestic, and international travel may be required to attend training and scientific meetings and conferences.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0440 Genetics

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