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Fellow (Post Doc)

Apply now Department: 3670010040 Agronomy
Job no: 509232
Work type: Post Doc (Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Agriculture, Research / Scientific / Grants, Crop Production, Agronomy, Plant Sciences
Pay Grade: 001

About This Role:

The Agronomy Department at Kansas State University is looking for a Fellow (Post Doc) to take on an interesting multi-disciplinary project aimed at enhancing post-flowering heat and drought tolerance in soybean. The major responsibility of the successful candidate will be carry out systematic characterization of soybean diversity panel under field based heat tents, use data generated on yield, yield related parameters and grain quality, and carry out GWAS analysis (in collaboration with MU colleagues) to identify genomic regions contributing to enhance heat tolerance in soybean. In addition, the candidate is expected to characterize the heat and drought response of soybean redox engineered transgenics to heat and drought stress in growth chambers and lysimeter facilities. The successful candidate is expected to collaborate actively with other members of the crop ecophysiology lab and soybean breeding programs.

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion.  The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in Crop Physiology or Crop Genetics

Preferred Requirements:

  • Working experience in soybean; Hands on experience in  GWAS analysis demonstrated through first author publications.
     

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Letter of interest
  2. Resume
  3. Contact information of three professional references

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$47,476 - $60,000 annually. Salary commensurate with experience.

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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