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The CRoPS project aims to develop crop plants that sequester more carbon via extensive root systems containing recalcitrant carbon polymers to fight climate change. A major component of this research is to phenotype plant traits for conducting genetic analysis and confirm trait changes of genetic changes.
The Research Asst III will supervise at least one Research Asst I, and work with other members of the CRoPS project and the Busch laboratory to conduct screening of root traits to identify genetic mechanisms that lead to optimal root systems for carbon sequestration, and assess phenotypes of genetically engineered crop plants. The Research Assistant III is responsible for conducting large-scale phenotyping screens, as well as phenotyping of specific genotypes and lines in the support of the research goals of HPI. Phenotyping will include washing roots, imaging and weighing root systems, conduct root staining and histology, and imaging of these samples, as well as preparing root samples for chemical analysis. Range of duties will include, but is not limited to: conducting procedures, modifying procedures as needed, data collection and analysis, plant growth, tissue culture, and laboratory maintenance. Works on problems in which analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors. Exercises judgement within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Work is done under periodic supervision of a lab coordinator and the PI.
(80%) Plant growth, phenotyping and phenotype data analysis
(20%) Lab Support
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
This position requires constant handling, seeing, sitting, touching/feeling, analyzing, calculating, reasoning, and working inside.
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