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Post Doctoral Research Scholar - Plant Abiotic Stress Biology
Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Missouri
Date Posted 04/09/2022
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

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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, root and shoot responses of soybean and maize to water deficit stress, and interactions with other stress factors. The successful candidate will lead the day-to-day activities associated with experiments investigating soybean and/or maize adaptation to abiotic stress conditions. The postdoctoral scholar will be able to build on an abundance of physiological, genetic, and/or omics data and 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 that join the lab.


Minimum Qualifications:  PhD in Plant Physiology, Genomics, Bioinformatics or related fields.

Candidates will be evaluated on:  experience in eco-physiology, omics analyses, and molecular biology. 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. 

Application Materials

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.

Application Deadline

Review of applications will begin on April 18, 2022 and continue until a suitable candidate is recruited.

Other Information

CONTACT: Please direct questions to Dr. Felix Fritschi, Professor, Division of Plant Science and Technology, 573-882-3023; fritschif@missouri.edu

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits.  The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts.  For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving  the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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