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Fellow (Post Doc)

Apply now Department: 3670010110 Plant Pathology
Job no: 506461
Work type: Post Doc, Staff Full Time (Unclassified)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Agriculture, Plant Sciences, Research / Scientific / Grants

About This Role:

The Department of Plant Pathology is seeking applicants for a Postdoctoral Fellow in the lab of Dr. Jesse Poland to lead genomics approaches to characterize germplasm collections and develop novel improved germplasm through the Wheat Genetics Resource Center (WGRC) Industry University Collaborative Research Center (IUCRC).  The Postdoctoral Fellow will be expected to independently design and implement complex genomics research experiments, field and greenhouse trials and corresponding analysis.  The position will require synthesis of the current state-of-the-art in the discipline, comprehensive understanding of appropriate experimental design, and subsequent analysis and bioinformatics applications.  Research results must be assessed and analyzed in a cohesive and coherent manner and presented to stakeholders.  The Postdoctoral Fellow is expected to lead preparation and publication of peer-reviewed manuscripts that present research findings from the project.  The successful candidate will work closely with other members of the lab and with external collaborators and stakeholders and will help create an environment that fosters collegiality, diversity and teamwork. 

We Support 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:

  • PhD in plant genetics, breeding physiology or closely related discipline

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated quality of work and be able to design and conduct independent experiments with strong commitment to achieving goals
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • Demonstrated experience preparing high quality scientific manuscripts
  • Strong commitment to expanding and fostering diversity

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. CV
  2. Contact information for three professional references

Screening of Applications Begins:

Salary Range:

Immediately and continues until position is filled.



Equal 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.

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