The Land Institute (TLI), together with Kansas State University (K-State), is seeking applicants for a Postdoctoral Researcher in the lab of Dr. Jesse Poland to lead genomics approaches to accelerate improvement of intermediate wheatgrass (IWG, Thinopyrum intermedium). Collaborative research is ongoing between TLI, K-State, Univ. of Minnesota, and USDA-ARS at Logan, Utah. This position will involve developing tools and approaches that will be shared across diverse regional breeding programs.
The Postdoctoral Researcher will be expected to independently design and implement complex genomics research experiments and corresponding analysis leading to characterization of molecular diversity in the IWG breeding germplasm, application of high-throughput genomics, and whole-genome imputation. The position will require synthesis of the current state-of-the-art in the discipline, comprehensive understanding of appropriate experimental design, and subsequent analysis and bioinformatics applications. Research results must be assessed and analyzed in a cohesive and coherent manner for the project team and presented to stakeholders and external collaborators.
The Postdoctoral Researcher is expected to lead preparation and publication of peer-reviewed manuscripts that present research findings from the project. The Researcher will also work closely with other members of the regional breeding teams to implement research results leading to successful development of improved germplasm in breeding programs. The successful candidate will help create an environment that fosters collegiality, diversity and teamwork.
To be considered for this position, interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Salary Information: The Land Institute offers an excellent benefits package and a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience. Timeframe: Up to four years, beginning April 2020.