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11-10-2016
Research Associate
Uvalde–Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension Center
09956
Full-Time
Commensurate
Hourly
Budgeted – with benefits
Uvalde
In vegetable crops, plan and manage crossing block, develop vegetable breeding populations, plan multi-location phenotypic trials, collect trait information, maintain database, and analyze phenotypic and genetic data using relevant statistical software. Manage plant breeding genomics lab, keep detailed records of lab procedures, conduct genomic selection and marker assisted selection, and utilize computer to process large genomic data using R and BASH scripts. Attract/assist in grants and contracts to support the vegetable breeding program. Publish work in peer-reviewed journals. Mentor graduate students in research and training. Perform other job related duties as required. Monitor, maintain and repair research equipment.
B.S. degree in Plant Breeding, Horticulture, Plant Pathology, Entomology or Agronomy
M.S. degree in Plant Breeding, Horticulture, Plant Pathology, Entomology or Agronomy
Two years of related professional experience
Four years of related professional experience in Plant Breeding beyond the minimum qualifications and supervisor experience.
Familiarity with laboratory techniques (DNA extraction and PCR) in vegetable crops, especially onion and watermelon, farm and/or technical equipment. Ability to effectively utilize a computer and applicable software to create databases, process raw genomic data; perform statistical analyses, prepare reports and perform other computer related tasks as directed by the supervisor. Ability to establish effective working relationships.
Knowledge on software programming; ability to install, repair, modify and construct experimental equipment as applicable; e.g. ABI 3500, BMG Omega Fluostar
Cover Letter – required
Resume – required
List of References – required
Employment is contingent upon the agency’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by agency procedures, including the completion of a criminal history check.

Finalists may be required to furnish a copy of official transcript documenting degree conferred.

Texas law requires all males 18-25 show proof of compliance with federal Selective Service law to be eligible for employment.

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