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Research Assistant/Associate
  • Research Associate (J. Stack Laboratory):
    Conduct laboratory research (design and execute experiments, analyze and interpret data) using modern molecular and microbiological technologies and procedures (e.g., DNA sequence analysis, PCR, qPCR, isothermal amplification, etc.). Research will include the development of population-specific detection and diagnostic protocols for an array of target pathogens including plant pathogenic fungi (e.g., Fusarium proliferatum and F. verticillioides) and bacteria. Limited field work may be involved to collect samples and conduct pathogen surveys. Limited research within a BSL-3 biocontainment laboratory may also be required. Maintain laboratory in operational mode (safety, supplies, equipment maintenance, some guidance to students).  Written and oral presentation of research results (scientific journals, scientific meetings, departmental seminars) is required. Contribute to an environment that fosters diversity, collegiality and ability to work in a multi-cultural setting.
    For more information, contact Plant Pathology.  Contact phone:785-532-6176
    Available date: 09/29/2014 Position open for application, Closing date: 09/22/2014  
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  • Research Associate – Post Doc in Genome Bioinformatics:
    Sanzhen Liu’s laboratory seeks a highly motivated candidate interested in multiple projects related to genetics and genomics of plants and microorganisms.  Responsible for: analyzing next-gen sequencing data, at least including genome assembly and RNA-Seq analysis; mining genomic data to develop biological hypotheses; testing hypothesis via computational approaches and/or working as part of a team to design/perform wet-lab experiments; preparing manuscripts for publication. 
    For more information, contact Plant Pathology.  Contact phone:785-532-6176
    Available date: 10/01/2014 Position open for application, Closing date: 11/01/2014  
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