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.