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Plant Genomics Position

Alan Pepper apepper at mail.bio.tamu.edu
Thu Oct 4 13:25:53 EST 2001

The Institute for Plant Genomics and Biotechnology at Texas A&M 
University invites applications for the position of Director, 
Laboratory for Plant Genome Technologies (LPGT).  This position will 
be a research/service appointment at the Assistant Professor level. 
As the Director of the LPGT, the candidate will be responsible for 
developing the laboratory into a state-of-the-art core genomics 
facility and will be expected to establish collaborative research 
projects with members of the TAMU research and plant breeding 
communities.  Candidates with the ability to develop and transfer new 
technology in the areas of high-throughput plant genomics and/or DNA 
marker analysis are particularly encouraged to apply.

The Institute for Plant Genomics and Biotechnology, housed within the 
Norman E. Borlaug Center for Southern Crop Improvement, is home to 
faculty from seven academic departments as well as the USDA.  The 
LPGT is a core facility within the Institute consisting of over 3000 
ft2 of laboratory and office space containing over $1,000,000 of 
research equipment including automated DNA sequencers, a robotic 
system for high-throughput PCR, a DNA arrayer and scanner for 
microarray studies, as well as numerous other pieces of 
instrumentation for DNA analysis.  For more information about the 
Institute, see http://ipgb.tamu.edu.

The Institute for Plant Genomics and Biotechnology offers a 
competitive salary and start-up package, commensurate with experience.

Applicants should send curriculum vitae, reprints of significant 
publications, statement of research interests and have three letters 
of reference sent to:

Chair, LPGT Director Search Committee
Norman E. Borlaug Center for Southern Crop Improvement
Texas A&M University
2123 TAMU
College Station, TX 88743-2123

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until 
continue until the position is filled.  Texas A&M University is an 
Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity.


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