The Akhunov lab in the Department of Plant Pathology is seeking a Research Assistant to work in collaboration with the USDA wheat genetics breeding program to manage the greenhouse crossing and laboratory marker evaluation program for trait introgression into wheat. These are critical activities in the development of wheat germplasm with new traits or combinations of traits.
The position provides leadership for greenhouse and laboratory operations, managing aspects of the breeding and selection. The record-keeping associated with the position is critically important to the success of the breeding effort. The position supervises undergraduate employees associated with the project, and the position provides liaison with the USDA-ARS genotyping laboratory and KSU Integrated Genomics Facility, which houses critical equipment resources.
Why Join Us:
Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit: https://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits
Requires a bachelor's degree.
BS in agronomy, botany, genetics, plant breeding, or a closely related field. Or a BS in another scientific discipline with experience in the plant sciences.
Experience performing cross-pollination of cereal crops plants.
Experience with laboratory techniques that include DNA extraction and DNA marker protocols.
Experience with MS Excel.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.
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