LOCATION: Wheat Genetic & Genomic Resources Center; Department of Plant Pathology, 4024 Throckmorton Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506.
APPOINTMENT: Term appointment, renewable based upon satisfactory progress and continued funding.
AVAILABLE: 1 August, 2012.
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Conduct original and innovative research in molecular cytogenetic analysis of the wheat genome; develop molecular cytogenetic markers for monitoring the transfer of agronomically important alien genes into bread wheat; perform directed chromosome manipulation for crop improvement, and participate in ongoing projects in wheat genome mapping. Create an environment that fosters diversity, collegiality, and ability to work in a multicultural setting.
QUALIFICATIONS: Required: 1. Ph.D. degree in plant sciences/genetics/molecular biology related to some aspect of eukaryotic chromosome biology; 2. Demonstrate quality of work and be able to design and conduct independent experiments with strong commitment to achieve goals; 3. Excellent oral and written communication skills and an ability to work in a team-based, collaborative environment.
Preferred: Research and familiarity with wheat genetic system, plant cytogenetics, FISH and wide hybridization, but candidates with research experience in model organisms and a desire to apply that knowledge, tools, and systems to wheat chromosome analysis are encouraged to apply; bioinformatics skills for routine genomics applications.
TO APPLY: Please submit a complete application including (1) a cover letter of application summarizing research experience; (2) a resume or curriculum vitae; and (3) the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and E-mail addresses of three references to Department of Plant Pathology, Postition #W0043577, 4024 Throckmorton Plant Sciences Center, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506-5502, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 15 July, 2012 or until the position is filled.
Kansas State University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Background checks required.