Fellow (Post Doc)

Manhattan KS
Sep 19, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

General Description of Position:

The Akhunov laboratory in the Department of Plant Pathology seeks a highly motivated candidate to work on the project integrating multidimensional datasets including genomic variation, gene expression, metabolomics, ionomics and phenotypes to study the major factors contributing to wheat end-use quality traits.  The project will utilize diversity panels and segregating mapping populations of wheat to identify genes and pathways affecting quality traits and intermediate molecular phenotypes.  The acquired information will be used to establish system-level relationship between genotypes and phenotypes to develop improved models to predict quality traits in wheat.

Information about the College/Unit:


Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks candidates whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's commitment to the Principles of Community.

The Successful Candidate will:

Have a good understanding of genomics, bioinformatics and statistical approaches used for analyzing complex genomic and phenotypic datasets, should be familiar with approaches used in plant molecular biology, genetics and genomics; knowledge of functional genomics approaches for gene function validation.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

PhD in Plant Biology, Genomics, Genetics or other related biological fields

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three years prior experience with molecular genetic mapping strategies and approaches applied to wheat research
  • Two years experience with statistical approaches to analyzing quantitative phenotypic traits
  • Two years experience with bioinformatical approaches used for analyzing large-scale genetic and genomic datasets
  • Experience with generating and analyzing large-scale genomic and metabolomic datasets

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately, with review on October 16, 2017

Salary Range/ Pay Rate:

$48,000 – $58,000

Please note: the minimum salary for this position is $48,000.  Actual salary will be determined based on the candidate’s experience, education, internal equity and departmental funding.  Salary offers are typically made between the minimum and midpoint of the salary range.  The range indicated includes both the typical hiring range and potential future progression.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.