Research Geneticist (Plants)
This position is located in the United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Grape Genetics Research Unit (GGRU) in Geneva, New York.
In this position, you will conduct research to investigate genetic, physiological, and molecular mechanisms of grapevine responses to climate-change related abiotic stresses, such as cold and drought tolerance and adaptation to adverse soil conditions, which are important to the U.S. grape industries.
- Interacts and collaborates closely with scientists in GGRU to accomplish individual as well as Unit's research goals and mission.
- Collaborates with other scientists in both public and private sectors to advance genetic knowledge of grapevines in the research areas assigned.
- Elucidates the genetic, molecular, and physiological processes of grapevine responses to climate-change related abiotic stresses (cold, drought, and high or low soil pH) to identify mechanisms of stress tolerance from molecular to whole-plant levels.
- Characterizes, identifies, and develops genetic resources which are tolerant to abiotic stresses.
- Transfers relevant knowledge, tools, and genetic resources to breeders and other researchers for grapevine improvement.
Please apply at: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/631597300