POSITION: Research Associate, Wheat Breeding, Term position with funding commitment for two years.
LOCATION: Kansas State University Agricultural Research Center, Hays, Kansas.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Investigate agronomically important traits (such as drought tolerance, wheat streak mosaic virus resistance, Triticum mosaic virus resistance) in wheat, and conduct genetic and molecular mapping studies. Expectations also include publication of research results in peer-reviewed journals and participation in grant proposal preparation.
QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Ph.D. in plant breeding, genetics, agronomy, plant science, or related field. Experience with molecular markers and genetic mapping. Ability to analyze data and interpret results. Excellent communication skills in written and oral English. A demonstrated record of publication in high quality journals.
Preferred: Knowledge and experience in Genotyping By Sequencing. Experience in wheat research.
SALARY: Commensurate with academic training and experience. Standard Kansas State University faculty benefits.
AVAILABLE: September 1, 2015.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Submit by e-mail (PDF files) a narrative summarizing goals and qualifications, a personal resume, and copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to the search committee by e-mail (PDF files). Screening of applications begins July 1, 2015, and continues until the position is filled.
Submit application materials to:
Guorong Zhang, Wheat Breeder
Western Kansas Agricultural Research Centers
Telephone: 785-625-3425 ext. 213
Address letters of reference to:
Wheat Breeding Project
Kansas State University
Agricultural Research Center – Hays
1232 240th Avenue
Hays, KS 67601
For additional information, access:
Western Kansas Agricultural Research Centers http://www.wkarc.org/
Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Background check required.
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Crop Modeling and Deficit Irrigation Management
Location: Kansas State University, Southwest Research-Extension Center, Garden City, Kansas
Duration: 24 Months
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Starting date: May 1, 2015
A postdoctoral position is available in the irrigation research group at the Southwest Research-Extension Center, Garden City, in the area of crop modeling and limited/deficit irrigation management. The successful candidate will be a key member of a research team conducting advanced deficit irrigation research for major crops grown in the US Central Plains including corn, wheat, grain sorghum and forages. The candidate will also be involved in highly collaborative activities involving development of deficit irrigation model-driven decision support (DIMOD) tools for producers, crop consultants and other stakeholders. The candidate will be expected to write peer reviewed journal articles, present research results at meetings, and participate in proposal writing and field work activities. Kansas State University actively seeks diversity among its employees.
Minimum: A doctoral degree or PhD (ABD) in agricultural engineering or closely related field by start date is preferred. Documented experience with crop modeling (DSSAT, RZWQM2 and WOFOST), field research, manuscript preparation and presentation of research at meetings.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience with designing and implementing agronomic field experiments, programing (e.g., ability to modify model source codes written in FORTRAN), and general knowledge of irrigation management for row crops.
Please send a cover letter, CV, three authored publications, and contact information for three references to Dr. Isaya Kisekka. E-mail: email@example.com. Screening of applications will begin April 1, 2015, and continue until the position is filled.