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Research Assistant/Associate
  • Research Technician:
    Research Technician will be expected to perform experiments including but not limited to RNA and DNA isolation, RNA and DNA quantification and quality analyses, reverse transcription, in vitro transcription, PCR, real-time PCR, and DNA sequencing.  Provide DNA sequencing and gene expression service by using next generation sequencers, microarrays and/or real-time PCR; provide Genomics Facility clients with the details of experiments performed on their behalf.  Provide assistance to first-time users of Genomics Facility equipment and software.  Maintain records of experiments conducted and charges incurred.  Request that Plant Pathology Department office staff send invoices for services rendered.  Place orders for chemicals and other laboratory supplies as needed to maintain stocks and conduct planned experiments.  Provide assistance with organization and teaching of workshops sponsored by IGF.  Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of the Genomics Facility.
     
      
    For more information, contact Plant Pathology.  Contact phone:785-532-6176
    Available date: 09/01/2014 Position open for application, Closing date: 08/15/2014  
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  • Associate Scientist:
    The Associate Scientist in bioinformatics will lead computational approaches to utilize next-generation sequencing data in wheat.  Research will include developing bioinformatics pipelines for whole-genome and reduced representation sequencing, interpreting large genomic datasets, characterizing genetic diversity and population structure, developing whole-genome prediction models and genome-wide association mapping for wheat improvement.  The scientist will analyze whole genome sequence and genotyping-by-sequencing data of wheat, integrating genomic and genotyping resources for molecular breeding and improved assembly and anchoring of the wheat genome.  The associate scientist will lead preparation of scientific manuscripts reporting research methodology, results and interpretations.  
      
    For more information, contact Plant Pathology.  Contact phone:785-532-6176
    Available date: 08/01/2014 Position open for application, until filled.  
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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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