The Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Tennessee has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral researcher with expertise in crop physiology and water stress management. The main goal of this position is to understand the impact of abiotic stresses including water deficit, drought, heat, and high temperature on row crop production and dissemination of this information to clients through technical/nontechnical publications and outreach. The selected candidate is also expected to manage lab, greenhouse, and field experiments.
This is a 12-month appointment with the potential of extension contingent upon the continued funding of the grant and satisfactory performance.
The position is located at the West Tennessee Research and Education Center in Jackson, TN.
Qualifications and Responsibilities: The successful candidate should hold a Ph.D. in Agronomy, Plant science, Plant physiology, or a closely related field. Candidates who are currently obtaining a Ph.D. will also be considered, but the degree must be conferred by December 2020. Applicants should possess excellent academic and research performance records and strong oral and written communication skills. Preference will be given to applicants with very good record of publications and grantsmanship for selection.
Open date: Screening of the applications will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.
Application: Interested candidates should complete an online application and submit the following: -A letter of interest describing the applicant’s suitability for the position and research interests -Curriculum vitae -Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts -Contact information for three references
Applicants should apply online at: https://hr.utk.edu/staff-positions/ For more details about the position, contact Dr. Avat Shekoofa (email@example.com).