Senior Scientist (Variable-Time) - Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in Carbondale Illinois

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Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

Carbondale, Illinois

United States


Detailed Job Description

Position: We are seeking applicants for two Senior Scientist Positions to fill two variable time term positions funded by the United Soybean Board in Plant Genomics, Plant Nematology and Molecular Genetics.

The goals of the research are to identify genes involved in plant microbe interactions using primarily reverse genetics and functional genomics approaches. Among the duties, the candidate will be using a mutagenized soybean population developed in the lab to identify and characterize candidate genes for resistance to soybean cyst nematode and sudden death syndrome infections. The research topics for the positions are not restricted to TILLING, but encompass other nematology and molecular analyses to identify genetic factors underlying plant microbe interactions, analyses of candidate genes and fine genetic and physical mapping of genomic segments harboring quantitative trait loci for economically important genes in soybean using advanced intercross recombinant inbred lines.

Effective Date: As soon as possible.

Qualifications: Applicants for the position must have a Ph.D. in plant biology, breeding, genetics, plant pathology, nematology, molecular biology, bioinformatics, or genomics; excellent oral and written communication skills; and a substantial record of peer-reviewed publications and professional contributions that demonstrate proven stature in research recognized nationally or internationally.

Duties: The successful candidate(s) will be involved in:

  1. The production of suitable soybean mutagenized population; Sampling, Inventorying and archiving of DNA and seeds from the mutant lines; Identification of mutations in targets sequences and phenotyping and preparation of reports
  2. Data collection, data analysis, design and coordination of the research project
  3. Providing research consultation and guidance to undergraduate and graduate students, including training and supervision
  4. Publishing in peer-reviewed journals and presenting findings at professional meetings.
  5. Representing the research unit at the state, national, or international level.
Appointment: Variable time, term, re-appointment is contingent upon availability of funds and satisfactory job performance.

Application Instructions:
Use Institution Website button to the right of this job description, then follow instructions on the jobpage at SIU-Carbondale's website.

SIU Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and will receive consideration.

Keyword Phrases

  • Senior Scientist (Variable-Time)
  • Where brains and heart intersect
  • Inclusive excellence
  • Access, opportunity, innovation and teaching
  • Plant and Soil Science
  • Plant Science
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: See Job Description
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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