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    This position is located in the Agricultural Research Service, Forage Seed and Cereal Research Unit, at the Oregon State University Hatfield Marine Science Center campus in Newport, Oregon.

    The incumbent is a Research Molecular Geneticist working whose mission is to enhance shellfish aquaculture production in Alaska, Hawaii, Washington, Oregon, and California. The incumbent leads research pertaining to shellfish genetics, genomics and molecular biology.

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    • Conduct independent and collaborative research aimed at improving Pacific oyster germplasm through the application of experimental, genetic and/or genomic studies.
    • Develop informative genetic markers and quantify the extent of genetic variation in commercially relevant oyster populations.
    • Identify associations between genotypes and economically valuable phenotypes in oyster populations and apply this information towards development of improved breeding methods.
    • Implement research that contributes to the fundamental body of knowledge required for the development and enhancement of Pacific oyster breeding programs and the genetic improvement of oyster stocks used by industry.
    • Conceives and plans investigations on broad, complex problems related to the genetic basis of important phenotypes in Pacific shellfish.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0440 Genetics

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