Postdoctoral Research Scholar - Plant Water Use Efficiency
University of Missouri-Columbia
Location: Columbia, Missouri
Type: Full Time
Required Education: Doctorate
Internal Number: 43515
A postdoctoral research scholar position is available in the Crop Physiology Lab in the Division of Plant Science and Technology at the University of Missouri (https://pst.missouri.edu/; https://ipg.missouri.edu/).
The postdoctoral scholar will join an interdisciplinary team investigating plant adaptation to changing environmental conditions. The primary responsibility of the incumbent will be to study the physiology and genetics underpinning water use efficiency contrasting genotypes and leveraging biparental mapping populations and diversity panels. The successful candidate will lead the day-to-day activities associated with experiments and will be able to build on an abundance of phenotypic data and genetic resources, and will have access to unique field and controlled environment facilities. The incumbent will be expected to design and execute experiments, analyze data, present results at professional meetings, and prepare manuscripts for publication in appropriate refereed journals. The incumbent will gain experience with collaborative research and will have opportunities to mentor undergraduate and graduate students.
Minimum Qualifications: PhD in plant physiology, genomics, genetics or related fields by the time of appointment.
Candidates will be evaluated on: Experience in ecophysiology and omics approaches. Self-motivation, dedication, and experience in both independent research and collaboration in a diverse, multi-disciplinary team. Strong experimental design and written and oral communication skills are essential.
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Full MU Healthcare benefits are available with this position.
Applications should include: 1) a cover letter with information about research accomplishments, research interests, and future plans; 2) a current CV; and 3) contact information for three references. References will be contacted when appropriate.
CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on September 5, 2022 and continue until a suitable candidate is recruited.
CONTACT: Please direct questions to Dr. Felix Fritschi, Professor, Division of Plant Science and Technology, 573-882-3023; email@example.com
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