This position is with the Sugarbeet and Potato Research Unit in Fargo, ND. The purpose is to solve problems related to sugarbeet genetics, physiology, and postharvest storage.
Develop and release agronomically useful sugarbeet germplasm with resistance to the sugarbeet root maggot and Cercospora leaf spot;
Determine the inheritance and interrelationships among traits related to sucrose yield and extractability using lines and populations selected for low concentrations of compounds that interfere with sugar extraction;
Introduce genetic diversity into the commercial sugarbeet crop by crossing adapted sugarbeet lines with wild relatives of sugarbeet and selecting the progeny for traits related to sucrose yield, sucrose extractability, and pest/disease resistance;
Share information pertaining to sugarbeet germplasm and pest/disease resistance with government officials, scientific and academic communities, national or international scientific organizations, and community and non-government groups;
Collect, analyze, and summarize technical information to develop new knowledge of sugarbeet genetics and breeding;
Prepare written work products based on sugarbeet genetics research to be reviewed and/or published in professional articles, publications, and technical abstracts
Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt
Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check
Direct Deposit - Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.
Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit E-Verify at https://www.e-verify.gov/.
Successful completion of a three year probationary period.
The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the U.S. Department of Agriculture's chief scientific in-house research agency. Our job is finding solutions to agricultural problems that affect Americans every day from field to table. Here are a few numbers to illustrate the scope of our organization:
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