Trait Deployment Specialist

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Monsanto Company
Trait Deployment Specialist for Ankeny, IA to define North American corn trait deployment programs; evaluate native trait performance with corn breeding, plant health teams & doubled haploid operations; support breeding & genome-wide selection; provide clear SOP/protocols & communication; establish program planning & scheduling; facilitate implementation, advancement & prioritization of native trait deployment projects; forecast & report activities for line conversions. Requires Master's in Crop Science or closely-related field; 2 yrs experience performing marker-aided breeding selection involving corn native traits using MABC, MAS & GWS methodologies; and coordinating large-scale genotyping projects with corn breeders. Background must include experience performing crop genetics research for disease traits, including genotypic & phenotypic characterization; designing field experiments, including planting, plot management & harvesting; utilizing SAS or R statistical software; and performing DNA & RNA extraction, PCR & qPCR setup and data analysis. Mail resume to Cascinda Fischbeck, Monsanto Company, 800 N. Lindbergh Blvd. E1NH, St. Louis, MO 63167.

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