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University of Missouri-Columbia
Plant Science & Technology
Posted: 02/23/2023
Research Scientist, Soybean Breeding

The main purpose of this position is managing the Northern soybean breeding program and related activities. The position will coordinate the yield trials across locations in Missouri and collaborate with other Research groups in conducting relevant research in the soybean breeding field.

The duties and responsibilities include but may not be limited to:

  • Management and coordination of soybean breeding activities such as seed preparation, planting, data collection, harvesting.
  • Help research assistants in soybean research activities.
  • Compile and analyze data, write scientific reports and peer-reviewed papers for publication.
  • Present data and findings in the relevant meetings.
  • Collaborate with other PIs in the soybean research community to develop projects related to soybean breeding and genetics.

Minimum qualifications
PhD in plant breeding and genetics by the time of appointment.

Candidates will be evaluated on

Experience in a plant breeding program, as well as experience with Agrobase and Genovix breeding management software, marker assisted selection, conducting field research, planting, data collection, harvesting, and data analysis.

Salary and Benefits

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  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 http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits.

Application Deadline

Candidate screening will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Application Procedure

Apply online at https://hr.missouri.edu/job-openings, Job ID# 45777.  Be prepared to upload: 1) a cover letter addressing the candidate’s experience, scholarly research interests and professional goals, and qualifications pertinent to the responsibilities of the position; 2) a resume; and 3) the contact information for three references.

Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Andrew Scaboo, 573-882-3462 or scabooa@missouri.edu.

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

The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. 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, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information, call the Associate 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.