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Apply now Department: 3670010090 Horticulture Natural Resources
Job no: 513579
Employment type: Post Doc (Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Agriculture, Research / Scientific / Grants, Horticulture, Plant Sciences
Pay Grade: 001

About This Role:

The Crop Functional Genomics lab in the Department of Horticulture and Natural Resources at Kansas State University is actively seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to elucidate the mechanisms of glutaredoxin-mediated heat tolerance in tomato during the reproductive stage. This position is funded for 16 months and is immediately available.

This position will mainly perform isolating and cloning of genes from tomato and maize for CRISPR, RNAi and overexpression.  Preferred qualifications of the successful candidate are:

- Having strong skill in molecular biology, including vector constructs (CRISPR, RNAi and overexpression), blotting, and qPCR
- Having experience handling developmental, physiological and biochemical evaluations/analyses

The candidate will also need to have knowledge in biotechnology tools for breeders to enhance heat tolerance in major Solanaceae crop species.

Why Join Us:

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays.   To see what benefits are available, please visit:  https://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits

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 Qualifications:

  • PhD degree related to plant science or molecular biology and one to three years of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge in the subjects of functional genomics and molecular biology of abiotic stress adaptation

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Cover Letter (or Statement of Interest)
  2. Resume (or CV)
  3. Contact Information for at least 3 professional references

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled. For best consideration, apply by August 19, 2022.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$47,500 - $50,000  

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

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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