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University of Missouri
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 18, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences, Biotechnology & Bioengineering, Other Science & Technology, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Description

The main purpose of this position is managing the molecular biology breeding and genetic research programs for the Northern Missouri Soybean Breeding program. The position will lead the marker-assisted selection (for forward and backcrossing) program for soybean cultivar development, as well as conceptualizing and conducting genetic research related to multiple soybean traits including but not limited to soybean cyst nematode resistance and seed composition (protein, oil, fatty acid, amino acid, and carbohydrate content). This position will require designing lab experiments across regional, national, and international research projects and respective research groups.

The duties and responsibilities include but may not be limited to:
  • Management and coordination of soybean molecular biology activities such as tissue sampling, high throughput DNA extractions and genotyping.
  • Help research assistants and graduate students in soybean research activities.
  • Development of appropriate scientific research projects related to multiple projects.
  • Compile and analyze data, write scientific reports and peer-reviewed manuscripts.
  • Present data and findings at relevant professional meetings.
  • Collaborate with other PIs in the soybean research community to develop projects related to soybean breeding and genetics.

Minimum qualifications:

Ph.D. in plant breeding and genetics is required by the time of appointment.

Candidates will be evaluated on:

At least five years of professional experience in a soybean breeding and/or genetics program conducting field research, planting, data collection, harvesting, and data analysis. Experience with high throughout DNA extractions and genotyping using KASP and TaqMan assays, QTL mapping, fine-mapping, and gene discovery. Experience in writing manuscripts and project reports.

Other Information

Contact: Dr. Andrew Scaboo, Assistant Professor, Division of Plant Sciences & Technology, .

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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