Careers in the Plant Sciences

Trainee, CPING Plant Genomics Training Network

Wichita State University - Various, Various, US

Position Title: Trainee, CPING Plant Genomics Training Network
Position Type: Research Assistant
Application Review Begins: Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Application Deadline: Saturday, November 30, 2019
Institution: Wichita State University
Department/Division: Biological Sciences
Field (e.g., systematics):
City: Various, Various, US
General Information: Are you interested in learning more about plant genomics and bioinformatics? Do you work in one of these EPSCoR states/territories?

Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont, US Virgin Islands, West Virginia, Wyoming

If so, we encourage you to apply for a position in a recently funded EPSCoR plant genomics research and training network, the Consortium for Plant INvasion Genomics (CPING). CPING aims to 1) better understand plant invasion by investigating 5 major North American invasive species and 2) enhance genomics research and teaching in EPSCoR jurisdictions through training and research opportunities. Aim 2 will bring in a large number of botanists and plant biologists in EPSCoR jurisdictions who would like to improve their genomics and bioinformatics skills.
Qualifications/Requirements: Although many participants will be assistant/associate professors, funding for undergraduate students is also available. There are opportunities for researchers at all skill and experience levels. We expect many applications from researchers that are currently using “first generation” genetic techniques (Sanger sequencing, microsatellites, etc.) but that haven’t made the jump to “next-generation” and beyond genomic tools. However, we are also eager to include researchers at primarily teaching institutions who have limited opportunity to conduct primary research.
Responsibilities: All participants will attend a summer short course where they will learn fundamental genomics and bioinformatics methods. There will also be opportunities for all participants to pursue independent research projects, collect data that will support collaborative projects, and participate in annual network-wide symposia.
Application Instructions (submission methods, etc.): Don't be bashful! If you have interest in this opportunity, or would simply like to learn more, please complete the brief survey at the link below. There’s no commitment at this point. Also, PLEASE help us spread the word by sending this to colleagues in EPSCoR jurisdictions who might be interested in learning plant genomics tools for teaching and research.

Survey Link:
https://forms.gle/Xe6PAuNt1r962UNp6
Compensation Range:
Contact Name: James Beck, james.beck@wichita.edu