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The USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Wheat Genetics, Quality,
Physiology, and Disease Research Unit, seeking Permanent, Full-time
PLANT PATHOLOGIST, (GS-0434-9/11).  Salary ranges from $42,955 to
$67,567 per annum.  Incumbent serves as support scientist in
research involving wheat and barley stripe rust.  Duties include
setting up various wheat and barley nurseries for monitoring disease
development and races of the stripe rust pathogen, and for evaluating
germplasms for resistance to stripe rust and other foliar
diseases.  A degree in plant pathology or related discipline
required.
Knowledge of plant rust or other foliar diseases is desirable. 
For information on the research program, please contact Xianming Chen
(Phone:
509-335-8086 or email: xianming@mail.wsu.edu).  For a copy of this
vacancy announcement and/or application forms, refer to our website at
http://www.afm.ars.usda.gov/divisions/hrd/index.html
and click on Vacancy
Announcement Number ARS-S6W-0188.  Applications must be RECEIVED
by April 25, 2006.  U.S. Citizenship is required.  USDA/ARS
is an equal opportunity employer and provider.

Other oneResearch Associate – Wheat Breeding and Genetics.  A
research associate position is available within the Soil and Crop
Sciences Department at Colorado State University. The position is a
full-time, twelve-month, administrative professional (non tenure-track)
appointment with 100% research responsibilities.  Renewal past one
year is contingent upon availability of funds and satisfactory progress
and performance. The successful applicant will coordinate Russian wheat
aphid resistance screening and molecular marker assisted selection
activities. Associated activities include research plot preparation,
planting, maintenance, and harvest; field and laboratory data
collection, summarization, and analysis; operation and maintenance of
field plot equipment, in collaboration with existing project personnel;
hiring and supervision of hourly and seasonal employees; and
collaboration with graduate students on research projects. Minimum B.S.
degree in plant breeding/genetics, agronomy, horticulture, or a related
biological sciences field is required; M.S. degree is preferred.
Interest and ability to work outdoors and to work in wheat field plots
under normal conditions is required. Demonstrated interest or
experience with applied plant breeding, familiarity with scientific
research procedures, effective written and oral communication skills in
English, effective interpersonal skills, and computer literacy are
required. Basic experience with molecular biology laboratory techniques
(e.g., DNA extraction, PCR, molecular marker analysis, etc.) is
preferred. To apply, send a letter of application (including a
statement of interest in the position and clear documentation of
qualifications), a curriculum vitae or resume, copies of university
transcripts, and arrange for three letters of professional
recommendation to be sent to: Ellen Fratcher, Department of Soil and
Crop Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1170,
970-491-6501, -0564 (phone, fax). Applications will be considered until
the position is filled; applicants should submit completed applications
by May 15 2006 for full consideration. For questions regarding this
position, please contact Dr. Scott Haley (scott.haley@colostate.edu).
Information on the Wheat Breeding and Genetics Program and the Soil and
Crop Sciences Department may be found at:
http://wheat.colostate.edu and
http://www.colostate.edu/Depts/SoilCrop/.
Colorado State University is an EO/AA employer.

Scott D. Haley, Ph.D.
Soil and Crop Sciences Dept.
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO  80523
scott.haley@colostate.edu
(on sabbatical in Australia until June 1 06)

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