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Research Associate with Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS

Type of position University
Employer Kansas State University
Location Manhattan, KS
Salary The annual salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Closing date of competition 29th April or until a suitable candidate is found
Date position available May 10th 2013
Description of duties JOB DESCRIPTION:
The selected candidate will

  • Conduct independent research to understand the mechanism of weed resistance to herbicides using radiolabelled herbicides, HPLC, greenhouse and field trials.
  • They will conduct experiments to determine herbicide uptake and translocation in weeds and to determine herbicide metabolism and altered target site.
  • Publication of research results in peer-reviewed scientific journals, and securing extramural funding is expected.
  • Candidate will also be responsible for the training of graduate and undergraduate students.
  • The candidate must be able to work in a multi-cultural setting and create an environment that fosters collegiality, diversity and teamwork
Qualifications sought Essential:

  • Ph.D or completion of Ph.D. by August 2013 in Weed Science.
  • Field experience in crop plants.
  • Experience in conducting field and lab experiments using radiolabelled herbicides.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in written and oral communication and publishing in scientific journals.
  • Strong commitment to expanding and fostering diversity.


  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision
Contact for additional
Mithila Jugulam (mithila@ksu.edu)Telephone:785-532-2755
Application procedure Brittany Green
Department of Agronomy
2004 Throckmorton Plant Science Center
Kansas State University
Manhattan KS 66506-5501
Additional Information Kansas State University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees.Background check required.
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