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Research Assistant/Associate Positions


PositionResearch Associate
Responsibilities

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

Please upload a letter of interest and CV to the PageUp system.  Screening begins immediately

 PositionFellow Post Doc - Genomic Selection
Responsibilities
The Poland Lab (wheatgenetics.org) is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to independently design and implement complex genomics research experiments using the latest statistical modeling and machine learning approaches. 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. 
PositionResearch Assistant
Responsibilities

Field/greenhouse technician position is available in the Akhunov lab.  The wheat genomics laboratory is seeking a motivated candidate to help organize and manage greenhouse and field experiments, assist with collecting data in the field and greenhouse, maintain the laboratory inventory of seeds and other biological samples, place orders for reagents, equipment and laboratory/greenhouse supplies, provide training to postdoctoral researchers and graduate students in the field and greenhouse techniques and safety procedures.

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PositionFellow Post Doc - GIS and Remote Sensing
Responsibilities
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.
PositionPost Doctoral Fellow

Responsibilities

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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Position

Fellow Post Doc - Wheat Breeding

Responsibilities
The Poland Lab (wheatgenetics.org) is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to independently design and implement complex genomics research experiments using the latest statistical modeling and machine learning approaches. 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. 

Position 

Bioinformatics Programmer (Dr. Jesse Poland's Lab) 

Responsibilities

The Poland Lab (wheatgenetics.org) is seeking a Bioinformatics Programmer to develop and lead the implementation of novel bioinformatics approaches for analysis of whole-genome and reduced representation sequencing for genomics and breeding applications on multiple large-scale projects.

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Position

Mobile Application Developer

Responsibilities
The Poland Lab (wheatgenetics.org) is seeking a Mobile Application Developer who will design and build advanced Android phone and tablet apps, including application development, unit testing and basic quality assurance. The developer will be required to write clean, stable and well-documented code and implement and test that code for robustness, usability, performance and reliability. In addition, the developer will be responsible for rapidly fixing any bugs, and for solving new programming and conceptual problems while meeting project objectives and timelines.