Postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Plant Pathology at Kansas State University (Manhattan, KS). Wheat genomics laboratory is seeking for a highly motivated candidate to work on the projects utilizing next-generation sequencing for wheat genome analysis (exon capture, RNA-Seq, genotyping-by-sequencing) to map and characterize genes and genomic regions of interest, investigate patterns of genetic variation and expression regulation in wheat genome focusing on both applied and basic aspects of wheat biology and evolution.
The candidate will have access to modern genomic instrumentation through the KSU Integrated Genomics Facility (http://www.ksre.ksu.edu/igenomics) and have a chance to interact with vibrant KSU research programs in the various areas of plant genetics, genomics and population genetics.
Requirements: Ph.D in plant genetics, molecular biology, or other related disciplines with experience in plant genomics and excellent molecular biology skills. The candidate will have an excellent knowledge of experimental techniques and approaches used in molecular biology and genomics including high-throughput genomics techniques (DNA isolation, sequencing, genotyping and expression analysis), molecular cloning, quantitative PCR and RT-PCR. Excellent organizational, written/verbal communication skills and ability to work in multicultural environment. Knowledge of Windows and/or Unix based computer programs for the analysis of genetic and genomic data. Ability to perform statistical analyses using SAS and/or R packages would be a plus. Strong statistical background is desirable.
To apply, please submit a cover letter describing research experience and future goals, CV, and e-mail addresses and phone numbers of three references. Application materials should be sent to email@example.com or by mail to Eduard Akhunov, 4024 Throckmorton Plant Sciences Center, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506. Review of application materials will begin on March 31, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.