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Supervisory Biologist/Plant Pathologist/Plant Geneticist

Department of Agriculture

This position is the lead of the USDA, ARS, Midwest Area, Plant Introduction Research Unit in Ames, IA. In this position, you will be leading activities of personnel dedicated to curation and supporting activities related to plant germplasm collections. You will provide oversight and guidance in producing quality germplasm and applied research on the acquisition, maintenance, systematics, enhancement, and evaluation of germplasm, including the ARS Plant Germplasm Resources Information Network. Duties: Provide guidance to software developers responsible for aspects of plant germplasm curatorial software tools. Prepare long- and short-range plans, mission statement, goals, and policies for development of a plant genetic research program. Oversee the greenhouse and field regeneration of seed at multiple locations in accordance with best management practices. Direct a research program related to applied research focused on plant genetic resource management and advances in phenotyping and genotyping of plant genetic resources. Lead the development of the annual budget plan, research project plans, annual reports, and other documentation. Coordinate numerous specific cooperative agreements, reimbursable grants, and other extramural or non-base funding. Closing 4/23/24

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Name: Matthew Knoche