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Current Openings

Opening Ph.D. student position in Crop Breeding and Genetics

A fully funded Ph.D. Research Assistant position in sorghum breeding and genetics is open
immediately at the IGCAST, Texas Tech University. This student will work on collaborative
projects between Dr. Chad Hayes at the USDA-ARS, Lubbock, and Dr. Yinping Jiao at the
Institute for Genomics of Crop Abiotic Stress Tolerance (IGCAST), Texas Tech University.

The successful candidate will engage in research related to crop drought tolerance and breeding,
primarily conducted at the USDA-ARS in Lubbock. This position will provide a diverse and
comprehensive training experience encompassing field-based sorghum breeding, high-throughput phenotyping, study of the genetic foundations of sorghum traits, and novel
sorghum trait discovery.


• Strong foundational knowledge in genetics.
• A master's degree in a related field is preferred, though not mandatory.
• Demonstrated dedication, hardworking nature, and excellent teamwork skills.

To apply, please email your CV and transcripts to Dr. Chad Hayes: 

chad.hayes@usda.gov   and Dr. Yinping Jiao yijiao@ttu.edu




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