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Research Assistant/Associate position

Paige Khan pkhan at agritope.com
Mon Aug 16 17:49:12 EST 1999

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Agritope, Inc. is an Oregon-based agricultural biotechnology company that
develops improved plant products and provides technology to the agricultural
industry. Agritope owns the majority interest in Vinifera, Inc., a
California company, that offers superior grapevine plants to the premium
wine industry together with disease testing and elimination services.  In
addition, Agritope owns 50% interest in  Agrinomics LLC, a joint venture
partnership with Rhône-Poulenc Agro, which has begun a research, development
and commercialization program in the field of agricultural functional

Currently we are seeking a qualified individual to assist in the plant
pathology program.  The Research Assistant/Associate will develop disease
resistance strategies using both traditional plant pathology and molecular

Essential Duties
*	Site directed mutagenesis for gene modification.
*	Preparation of intermediate and binary vectors for plant
*	Preparation of fungal and bacterial cultures for challenge
*	Troubleshooting when technical problems are encountered.
*	Designing, performing and analyzing experiments to device methods
for resistance to plant pathogens.

Candidates should possess either an M.S. with 2 or more years related
experience or a Ph.D. in the field of plant pathology, with an emphasis in
molecular biology, specifically the study of molecular plant-pathogen
interactions.  Experience with some or all of the following is desirable:
site directed mutagenesis, Southern, Northern, and Western blot assays,
development of molecular probes, preparation of bacterial, fungal, or viral
inoculum, inoculation procedures, DNA sequence analysis programs, and
statistical analyses.

Compensation and Benefits
Level of position to be determined based on qualifications.  We offer a
competitive wage commensurate with education and experience plus a
comprehensive benefit package which currently includes medical, dental,
life, AD&D, LTD, Section 125, 401(k), credit union, stock option plan and
vacation, sick and holiday pay.

How to Apply:
Please mail, fax or e-mail a cover letter and resume to the Human Resources
Department by August 23, 1999:

Agritope, Inc.
16160 SW Upper Boones Ferry Road
Portland, Oregon 97224

Fax: (503) 670-7703

e-mail:   humanresources at agritope.com

Learn more about our company by visiting our web site at www.agritope.com.

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