The Department of Horticulture at Washington State University seeks a postdoctoral research scientist to conduct genetics and genomics research in pea. This position will involve working on a multi-institutional collaborative project and take the lead on phenotyping and high-throughput genotyping by whole-genome and/or transcriptome sequencing a collection of pea germplasm. This position will offer ample opportunities for professional development, attending conferences and collaborations between the USDA-ARS pulse breeding program and the WSU CAHNRS bioinformatics program.
This position does not provide work visa sponsorship.
Summary of Duties: The selected candidate will design and conduct experiments in the lab, greenhouse and field, analyze data, prepare project reports, publish research results in peer-reviewed journals, and present results at scientific conferences. The selected candidate will be also expected to provide training for undergraduate and graduate students and collaborate with peers from other programs.
Ph.D. in genomics, genetics, plant breeding, or a closely related discipline
Demonstrated experience working with R or Linux
Demonstrated ability to manage field trials
Ability to work with diverse and interdisciplinary teams
Good interpersonal and communication skills
Demonstrated experience in molecular biology
Demonstrated ability to work across disciplines
Ability to accomplish research goals including publication of results in peer-reviewed journals
Area/College: College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences Department Name: Horticulture City, State, Zip: Pullman, WA 99164 Department Link:https://horticulture.wsu.edu/ Monthly Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience FTE: 100% Permanent/Temporary/Project: Temporary
Temporary End Date: This is a temporary position expected to end a year after the person has started. Renewal is dependent on the need for extension and/or if additional funding is secured to extend employment. Screening Begin Date: June 1, 2021 Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check. Application Instructions:
Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) CV and 2) cover letter.
Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.
Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application
Required Documents: CV and Cover Letter
Time Type: Full time
Position Term: 12 Month
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