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Plant Genetics Position

Mark Guiltinan Mark_Guiltinan at AGCS.CAS.PSU.EDU
Fri Sep 24 14:11:44 EST 1993


Assistant Professor - Plant Genetics.  (A higher rank can be considered for an
appropriately qualified candidate.)  A twelve month, tenure track, 75%
research/25% teaching position is available in the Department of Horticulture. 
The program goal should be to better understand and enhance germplasm resources
through molecular genetic analyses and manipulation.  The individual will be
expected to develop a program of basic research to clarify mechanisms of
genetic control of important traits in plants.  The research is expected to
complement existing strategic thrusts involving market quality and utility of
ornamental plants; root biology and other aspects of water and nutrient
management in controlled environment production systems; and the biological
efficiency of integrated crop management systems.  The teaching
responsibilities include two undergraduate courses (Plant Breeding and
Horticultural Systematics), and contributions to the graduate program.  The
individual will have the opportunity to become part of an interdepartmental
team of plant breeders, geneticists, and molecular biologists through the
Intercollege Graduate Program in Genetics, the Biotechnology Institute, and
courtesy appointments in other departments.  The advising of graduate students,
collaboration with other faculty members, development of program support, and
relevance to the elements of the Pennsylvania horticulture industry are
important expectations.  A Ph.D. in Plant Genetics or closely related plant
science discipline with training or experience in molecular approaches and
appreciation for contemporary plant breeding are required.  Knowledge of
horticultural systematics, germplasm resources and biodiversity is highly
desirable.  The salary and rank is competitive and commensurate with background
and experience.  An attractive benefits package is available.  Applicants
should submit a letter of application, resume, academic transcripts and the
names and addresses of three professional references to:  Stephen J. Wallner,
Dept. of Horticulture, Tyson Building Box E, The Pennsylvania State University,
University Park, PA, 16802  (Phone: 814-865-2571; FAX: 814-863-6139). 
Applications will be accepted until January 1, 1994, or until a qualified
candidate is identified.  An affirmative action/equal opportunity employer;
women and minorities encouraged to apply.

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