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Kansas State University
Posted: 04/22/2021
Associate Scientist

Associate Scientist

Department: 3670010040 Agronomy

Job no: 510338

Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)

Location: Manhattan, Kansas

Categories: Agriculture, Research / Scientific / Grants, Plant Sciences

Pay Grade: 07B

About This Role:

The KSU Sorghum Molecular Breeding program is seeking an Associate Scientist to conduct hightroughput phenotyping and molecular breeding research activities. The Associate Scientist will be primarily responsible for UAV and mounted phenotyping systems, marker-assisted selection to transfer loci of interest into elite backgrounds and validate their function. In addition, the Associate Scientist will coordinate and manage laboratory, field, and computational activities within the group.

Why Join Us:

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off - vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit:

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the

What You'll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

• M.S. in Plant Breeding, Crop Genetics, or related field.

• Two years relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Ph.D. in Plant Breeding, Crop Genetics, or related field.

• Experience with UAV and mounted phenotyping systems.

• Experience with databases and/or programming.

• Experience handling farm machinery, in small plot research setting and/or in production agriculture.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

• Letter of interest

• Resume

• Cover letter

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled. For best consideration, apply by March 22, 2021.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$40,000 - $55,000. Salary commensurate with experience.

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.

Advertised: Mar 08, 2021

Application Closes: Open until filled

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