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  • Research Assistant (174):
    Responsibilities: We are seeking a motivated and articulate researcher to study arthropod vectors of plant viruses and resistance to Barley yellow dwarf viruses. The research assistant will be responsible for maintaining aphid vector colonies and virus cultures. A primary responsibility is the identification of virus resistant wheat genotypes. They will also contribute to research characterizing leafhopper and planthopper diversity and vector potential in the Great Plains. The position will require long hours in the greenhouse and field working with plants, viruses, and vectors. The candidate will also train undergraduate researchers. The candidate must be able to work in a multi-cultural setting and have a strong commitment to promoting diversity in the workplace.
      
    For more information, contact Plant Pathology.  Contact phone:785-532-6176
    Available date: 07/27/2015 Position open for application, until filled.  
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  • Research Associate (172):
    The research associate in bioinformatics will lead computational approaches to utilize next-generation sequencing data in wheat.  The position will require synthesis of the current state-of-the-art in the discipline, comprehensive understanding of appropriate experimental design and subsequent analysis.  Research results must be assessed and analyzed in a cohesive and coherent manner and presented to peer-review publications and at scientific meetings.  The research associate is expected to lead preparation and publication of peer-review manuscripts that present research findings from the project.  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: 06/19/2015 Position open for application, until filled.  
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  • Assistant Curator:
    The Assistant Curator will be expected to culture fungi and bacteria using good sterile technique. They will need to organize cultures for clients, package the cultures as instructed and according to International Air Transport Authority guidelines and will manage shipments using the FGSC Laboratory Information Management System in Microsoft Access.
     
    They will be expected to prepare DNA from living E. coli or fungi both for internal quality control and for distribution to clients.
     
    They will have the opportunity to contribute to the development of novel distribution formats as new resources are deposited into the collection.
     
      
    For more information, contact plantpath@ksu.edu.  Contact phone:785-532-6176
    Available date: 06/08/2015 Position open for application, until filled.  
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