Department of Agronomy

Kansas State University
2004 Throckmorton Plant Sciences Center
1712 Claflin Rd.
Manhattan, KS 66506-0110
785-532-6101
785-532-6094 fax

Post-doctoral Research Associates

Research Associate, W0007474

The successful applicant will analyze wheat sequence data, design analysis strategies, tools and algorithms, interpret large genomic datasets, and develop operating data analysis pipelines for wheat genomic and breeding research. Specific tasks include analyzing wheat next-generation sequence (NGS) and SNP data, constructing high–density wheat genetic maps, conducting genome-wide association analysis and genomic selection, and publishing research results. Create an environment that fosters diversity, collegiality and ability to work in a multi-cultural setting.

For more information, contact Guihua Bai. Contact phone: 785-532-1124
Available date: July 2015 Position open for application, Closing date: 07/15/2015
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Research Associate, W0007456

The selected candidate will conduct independent research to fine map and clone genes that underline disease resistance in wheat and develop functional markers for the genes to be used in breeding through the application of molecular and statistical genetics and genomics-based strategies. Specific tasks include genotyping and phenotyping of wheat disease resistance, linkage and association mapping of important traits, marker and candidate gene identification using GBS and SNP. Create an environment that fosters diversity, collegiality and ability to work in a multi-cultural setting.

For more information, contact Guihua Bai. Contact phone: 785-532-1124
Available date: July 2015 Position open for application, Closing date: 07/15/2015
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Research Associate, W0007470

A postdoc position is available in the Morris lab to study quantitative genetics & genomics of biomass accumulation and environmental adaptation in sorghum. The Morris lab studies genomics of crop adaptation to support crop improvement (Morris et al. 2013 PNAS, Lasky et al. 2015 Science Advances). The successful candidate will lead quantitative genetics activities for a new 4-year, $8M project funded by Department of Energy ARPA-E to dissect the genomic basis of yield in bioenergy sorghum (Project info). The postdoc will be primarily responsible for (1) conducting genome-wide association studies and linkage mapping using multi-environment high-throughput phenotyping data and whole genome resequencing data and (2) publishing findings in high-quality peer-reviewed manuscripts. Other activities include improving methods for unmanned aerial vehicle based phenotyping and conducting population genomic analyses of diverse global germplasm to support dissection of adaptive traits. Create an environment that fosters diversity, collegiality and ability to work in a multi-cultural setting.

For more information, contact Geoffrey Morris. Contact phone: 785-532-3397
Available date: August 2015 Position open for application, Closing date: 08/15/2015
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