Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
A research associate position in plant/seed physiology is available Spring
1998. The overall goal of this project is to provide a better understanding
of seed quality as it relates to germination and seedling establishment.
The successful candidate will work with the Research Manager to identify
physiological and molecular mechanisms associated with improved seed
performance under a range of environmental conditions. Additional studies
will be directed towards developing laboratory germination tests that
predict field performance and efficient screens for stress tolerance. The
candidate will participate in research planning and will have the
opportunity to design and execute independent studies. Additional
responsibilities include data analysis and report writing, management of
laboratory and field activities, and supervision of part-time help.
Applicants should have a background in plant physiology and working
experience in molecular biology including DNA/RNA and protein techniques.
Basic computer and laboratory instrumentation skills are also required,
along with ability to work and acquire new skills independently. Good
communication skills are essential. Field experience a plus. Education:
M.S. or equivalent in crop science, plant biology or related field with
molecular training. (B.S. with relevant experience will also be
considered). Please send resume, including names and addresses of 3
references, and a 1-2 page cover letter to: Employment Services, Job #
97-00225, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., 400 Locust Street Suite 700,
P.O. Box 14454, Des Moines, IA 50306-3454. Application deadline: January
20, 1998. For further information contact i-saab at uiuc.edu