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Research Assistant/Associate Positions

PositionResearch Associate

The Gill lab is seeking a motivated candidate to conduct original and innovative research in wheat genetics with emphasis on cytoplasmic male sterility and the mapping of fertility restorer genes in bread wheat.  Plan and implement research and analyze data for wheat trait mapping, germplasm development, crop improvement, and durable control of wheat diseases such as leaf rust, stem rust, and yellow rust.

Participation in preparation of data for presentation at scientific meetings and for publication in scientific journals will be necessary.  Help students and visiting scientists with their projects.

Required Education:  MS in plant sciences, genetics or molecular biology and two years experience

Preferred Education:  PhD in plant sciences, genetics or molecular biology. Bioinformatic skills for routine genetic/genomic applications

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The Poland Lab (wheatgenetics.org) is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to independently design and implement complex research experiments using the latest geospatial and remote sensing techniques and tools. The position will require synthesis of the current state-of-the-art in the discipline, and a 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 stakeholders and the scientific community.  The postdoc is expected to lead the preparation and publication of peer-review manuscripts that present research findings from the project.
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PositionPost Doctoral Fellow


The Whitfield lab is seeking a motivated and articulate postdoctoral researcher to study arthropod vectors of plant viruses.  Our research is devoted to investigating plant-virus-vector interactions with the goal of developing a better understanding of the complex sequence of events leading to virus acquisition and transmission by vectors.  The scientist will use molecular, cellular and -omics approaches to study plant-virus-vector interactions.  The candidate will need experience with protein biochemistry to study the mechanism of Tospovirus glycoprotein inhibition of thrips transmission of virus.  Application of protein toxins and/or RNAi may also be part of research initiatives pursued.  The candidate will also mentor 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.

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