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February 21, 2020 March 12, 2020 Research Geneticist Wooster, Ohio, USA
December 30, 2019 February 10, 2020 for full consideration Assistant/Associate Professor-Crop Quantitative Genomics Fort Collins, CO, USA
December 30, 2019 February 10, 2020 Assistant/Associate Professor of Wheat Breeding and Genetics Fort Collins, CO, USA

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Job Title: Research Geneticist

Date Posted: February 21, 2020

Apply By: March 12, 2020

Location: Wooster, Ohio, USA

Degree Required: Doctorate

Description: The incumbent works in the Maize Virus Research Laboratory. The mission of the Laboratory is to develop the knowledge necessary for effective and efficient management of viruses and insect-transmitted pathogens of maize and soybeans through discovery and characterization of emerging pathogens, characterization of genetic resistance and development of diagnostic tools and a basic understanding of plant-virus-vector interactions for enhanced crop productivity, production stability and value.

Application Instructions: Apply online at

Extra: Contact Dr. Lucy R. Stewart at [email protected] for more information.

Job Title: Assistant/Associate Professor-Crop Quantitative Genomics

Date Posted: December 30, 2019

Apply By: February 10, 2020 for full consideration

Location: Fort Collins, CO, USA

Area of Study: Plant breeding, plant biology, genetics, statistical genomics, computational biology, or a related field

Description: The selected candidate will conduct innovative, extramurally funded research to develop and apply novel quantitative methods and statistical modeling to increase crop adaptation to climate change via genetic improvement or de novo domestication of food crops. The selected candidate will facilitate integration of genomics, quantitative genetics, phenomics, bioinformatics, and statistics to develop novel approaches to help meet food system challenges. As part of the teaching responsibility, the selected candidate will teach one undergraduate course each year and one graduate-level course every other year.

Candidates should have a strong record of research, a willingness to take risks, and a desire to look beyond established approaches. In support of departmental, college, and university priorities, the candidate will be expected to actively support an inclusive and diverse academic environment. Additionally, we expect the selected candidate to thoughtfully mentor graduate students, teach graduate and undergraduate students, participate actively in department activities, and support our stakeholders through service and outreach.

Application Instructions: Interested individuals must submit the following application materials on-line at
(1) a cover letter addressing required and preferred qualifications; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a combined statement that describes a) a clear vision for your research program; b) your teaching philosophy and experience; and c) your demonstrated commitment to inclusion and diversity (five pages maximum); and (4) a list of four professional references whom we may contact at a future date. References will not be contacted without prior notification to a candidate.

Extra: Interested candidates may contact the Search Committee Chair Scott Haley ([email protected]) for questions about the position or SCS Office Manager Jeannie Roberts ([email protected]) for questions about the search process. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, to ensure full consideration applications should be submitted by February 10, 2020. The anticipated starting date for the position is August 15, 2020, but is negotiable.

Job Title: Assistant/Associate Professor of Wheat Breeding and Genetics

Date Posted: December 30, 2019

Apply By: February 10, 2020

Location: Fort Collins, CO, USA

Department: Soil and Crop Sciences, Colorado State University

Degree Required: Doctorate

Description: The Department of Soil and Crop Sciences at Colorado State University seeks candidates for an assistant/associate professor tenure-track position to direct the CSU Wheat Breeding and Genetics Program. We seek candidates with experience integrating modern biometrics, phenomics, accelerated breeding approaches and/or genomics techniques in applied cultivar development of wheat or other self-pollinated crops. This position includes a 60% research, 20% teaching, and 20% service appointment that is part of a series of hires in the area of Crop Breeding and Genetics.

CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.

Application Instructions: Read full job description and how to apply by February 10, 2020:

Extra: Contact Meagan Schipanski at [email protected] for more information.