Fungal Genetics Stock Center, Dept of Plant Pathology, Kansas State University
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: Masters
Years of Experience:
Less than 2
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: https://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits.
Internal Number: 513568
The Curator is an essential part of the team that manages the FGSC and is responsible for its day-to-day operations in collaboration with existing staff. Specific responsibilities include:
Filling orders for strains and reagents. Includes culturing strains, packaging, shipping and entering orders into computer for processing.
Verify strain viability, genotypes and phenotypes.
Organize collection for ready access of strains.
Accession new strains.
Assist customers in finding correct strains/reagents.
Routine maintenance of equipment.
Order and prepare laboratory supplies and reagents.
Update FGSC databases and web site in collaboration with Throckmorton IT and KSU Library Staff.
Enter new strain information into database, and supply Library with PDFs of deposit sheets for archive.
Prepare statistical information for Board of Directors’ meetings and annual reports.
Participate in preparation of grant proposals and other materials associated with the FGSC.
Assist with management and execution of workshops organized under the auspices of the FGSC.
Represent FGSC at scientific and technical meetings as requested by the FGSC Director.
Other duties as assigned by the FGSC Director.
B.S. in Biology, Microbiology, Genetics or related area.
M.S. or Ph.D. in Biology, Microbiology, Genetics or related area.
Experience with sterile technique, fungal cultures, especially Neurospora, molecular biology, organizing complex data sets, and managing a database.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment
About Fungal Genetics Stock Center, Dept of Plant Pathology, Kansas State University
The Fungal Genetics Stock Center (FGSC), now located at Kansas State University, was founded in 1960 to serve the needs of the Neurospora research community. Through the years it has expanded to include many more filamentous fungi and some yeasts. It oversees the publication of Fungal Genetics Reports and supplies fungal cultures to industrial and academic clients world wide. The FGSC is run by a small team of individuals highly dedicated to the preservation of genetic and biological resources for future use by fungal biologists and is interested in people with similar dedication who can maintain past resources and help create new ones in interaction with the user community.