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The USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Center for Cool and Cold Water Aquaculture (Leetown, WV), is seeking a permanent full-time Research Geneticist (Animals) /Molecular Biologist/Physiologist (Animals). The salary for this position is $87,198 to $134,798 per year plus benefits. U.S. Citizenship is required. The mission of this unit is to support and enhance the nation’s cool and cold-water aquaculture production through research and technology transfer. The incumbent will lead independent and collaborative research to develop and integrate technologies in functional genomics, such as genome modification strategies, gene expression profiling, and epigenomics, genomics, or interactome analyses, to improve understanding of genetic regulation of economically-important traits in rainbow trout. The objectives are to: 1) integrate functional genomics with in vitro cell culture models and/or in vivo rainbow trout systems to characterize the relationship between DNA sequence variation and economically important phenotypes; 2) validate candidate loci responsible for quantitative and qualitative traits; and 3) describe the function of genes and proteins as regulators of physiological or immunological traits. Ultimately the incumbent will engage in collaborative research to develop rainbow trout germplasm with improved production traits. A simultaneous outcome will be improved understanding of relationships between genes, protein function, and economically- relevant phenotypes in rainbow trout. The incumbent is also responsible for planning research activities, reporting to customers and scientific peers, and supporting technology transfer of products developed during research. Analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of findings will be done in the form of reports, presentations and publications in scientific journals.
This announcement ARS-D22NEA-11332900-AL, is open from 12/27/2021 to 01/28/2022. To view
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