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post-doc maize molecular biology

Paul Scott pscott at IASTATE.EDU
Mon Feb 16 17:28:41 EST 1998

A post-doctoral research associate position is available in May 1998 in =
the USDA-ARS located on the campus of Iowa State University in Ames, IA. =
 The incumbent will participate in a multidisciplinary collaboration =
aimed at improving the nutritional, economic and agronomic value of corn =
kernels by designing and constructing novel genes that will be used for =
maize transformation.  The Iowa State University Plant Transformation =
Facility will carry out plant transformations. The incumbent will be =
responsible design and construction of genes for transformation and for =
analyzing transgenic tissues to asses the effects of transgenes. This =
may require the development of immunological or biochemical methods to =
quantify the desired traits.  The initial objective is to develop =
varieties suited to swine feed production by expressing key feed =
ingredients in corn kernels.  This is a unique opportunity to contribute =
to a contemporary crop improvement program involving  biochemists, =
nutritionists, veterinarians and plant breeders.

Annual Salary:  $37,507 (USD) + benefits.   The USDA is an equal =
opportunity employer.  Minority and disabled candidates are encouraged =
to apply.  Candidates must have completed all requirements for their =
Ph.D. prior to entrance on duty.  Preference is given to candidates who =
have received their degree within the last four years.  There are =
employment restrictions for some non-U.S. citizens.

For more information contact:
Paul Scott
515 294 7825
FAX  515 294 9359
pscott at iastate.edu


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