Senior Research Scientist, Applied Fungal Geneticist –
Sylvan BioSciences invites qualified applicants to submit their current resumes, including references, for the position of Scientist, Applied Fungal Geneticist.
Responsibilities include design and execution of a fungal strain development program, including design of program structure, strategies and architecture, breeding stock design, creation and assessment, pedigree evaluation, strain performance assessment, molecular characterization of strains from locus to genome scale, development, refinement and validation of marker assisted selection methods, maintenance of culture collections and databases, management of laboratory operations and testing programs, supervision of personnel, lead role in IPR acquisition, interactions with other departments, interactions with industry.
Qualifications and Requirements
An advanced degree, or several years of equivalent work experience, in either the plant sciences or mycology is ideal. 2+ years of hands on experience manipulating fungal cultures is preferred, as is a solid foundation in molecular genetics. Ability to work independently and troubleshoot as needed. Applicant should be familiar with the genetics of fungi, particularly of basidiomycetes, their mating-type systems, and most particularly amphithallic reproductive models; should have training in mycology including axenic culture work; should be familiar with theory and practice of vegetable or other crop breeding systems, methods and strategies; should have practical experience with statistical methods, molecular methods, and information science. Applicant should have demonstrated successful experience managing people, laboratories and programs. Applicant should be familiar with the literature and current research in the relevant fields and with the application of US and international patent and PBR systems to IP in the relevant field. Applicant should have the ability to present clear written and oral communication to diverse audiences.
Sylvan BioSciences is a subsidiary of Sylvan Inc. Sylvan Inc. a global leader in fungal technology, provides spawn and related products to the mushroom industry. Utilizing core competencies in solid-substrate fermentation, Sylvan is able to offer biological solutions to other industries, while staying dedicated to providing the highest quality and consistency to it’s customers through a sustainable business.
Sylvan is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). M/F/D/V
Interested candidates can apply by submitting their resume and references to email@example.com
Posted in jobs on Mar 23rd, 2013 Comments Off