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A Project Scientist position (or Post Doctoral Scholar - depending on experience) is immediately available to identify and study chromosome regions affecting drought tolerance in wheat. This project is part of a five years National effort to identify wheat loci linked to water use efficiency, nitrogen use efficiency and disease resistance (Triticeae CAP The selected candidate is expected to characterize available Association Mapping and Nested Association Mapping populations grown under different water stress conditions using Canopy Spectral Reflectance and other methods. These populations are being genotyped with a 92,000 wheat SNP chip. Promising loci will be backcrossed into a uniform drought susceptible background for future validation. Knowledge of association mapping analysis tools and software and a good statistics training are required. Field research experience or previous experience in drought tolerance is a plus. The selected candidate is expected to lead and coordinate the activities of a small team (one technician support person and one student) with limited supervision.

The selected candidate should be able to work in the field and occasionally travel to the Imperial Valley in California where replicated experiments are planted. Peaks of field work are expected during planting and harvest.

The selected candidate is expected to document all information carefully, to enter it in the T3 project database, and to prepare the first draft of reports and publications describing these results.

Please send your CV, an email describing your interests and experience and the names of three people that can provide references to contact listed.

Position will remain opened until filled. The University of California, Davis, is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty and staff.

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Contact information:
Jorge Dubcovsky
University of California - Davis

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