Kansas State University Visiting Research Scholar in Manhattan, Kansas

This job was posted by https://www.kansasworks.com : For more information, please see: https://www.kansasworks.com/ada/r/jobs/10819471 The Liu laboratory in the Plant Pathology department at Kansas State University seeks a highly motivated candidate interested in research projects related to wheat rust diseases (yellow leaf rust). The ideal candidate is expected to have excellent technical skills in wheat disease phenotyping and plant genotyping. Specifically, the candidate is preferred to have laboratory experience and knowledge in wheat genetics and genomics, genetic mapping and gene cloning. The person will be responsible for: design/perform genetic and molecular experiments; generate next-gen sequencing data; work with team members in bioinformatics to mine genomics data to develop biological hypotheses; testing hypothesis via experiments; preparing manuscripts for publication. Self-guidance and resourcefulness are necessary qualities for success in this position.Why Join Us:The world of wheat genetics/genomics is rapidly growing. Joining our team will put you on the cutting edge of new innovations and techniques.Diversity and Inclusion: Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks individuals whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's dedication to the Principles of Community.What You'll Need to Succeed:Minimum Requirements: PhDPreferred Qualifications: Experience in Genotyping, QTL data analysis, wheat genetics/genomics, and wheat diseases Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.How to Apply:Please submit the following documents: CV Letter of interestScreening of Applications Begins:November 5, 2018 and continues until position is filled.Salary Range / Pay Rate$30,000/yearEqual Employment Opportunity:Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.Background Screening Statement:In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.