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Postdoctoral Research AgriTech Innovation and Research and Crop Physiology
The University of Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee
Date Posted 05/17/2022
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Posting Information

Posting Number FAE1427
Advertised Title Postdoctoral Research AgriTech Innovation and Research and Crop Physiology
Campus Location Main Campus (Memphis, TN)
Position Number L22780
Category Full-Time Faculty
Department Vice President Research
Position Summary
The University of Memphis has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral researcher with expertise in crop modeling with focus on physiology and water 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/non-technical publications and outreach. The selected candidate is also expected to manage lab, greenhouse, and field experiments in collaboration with the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Tennessee in Jackson
Minimum Position Qualifications
The successful candidate should hold a Ph.D. in Agronomy, Plant science, Plant physiology, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering or a closely related field. Candidates who are currently obtaining a Ph.D. will also be considered, but the degree must be conferred by the time of hiring. Applicants should possess excellent academic and research performance records and strong oral and written communication skills. Preference will be given to applicants with a strong record of publications and grantsmanship for selection.
Special Conditions
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 within the FedEx Institute of Technology at the University of Memphis, but a portion of the work is in direct cooperation with the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture at the West Tennessee Research and Education Center in Jackson, TN and the candidate is expected to work within both locations.
Posting Date 05/16/2022
Closing Date
Open Until Screening Begins Yes
Hiring Range Commensurate with experience
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time: Benefits Eligible
Special Instructions to Applicants
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
All applications must be submitted online at workforum.memphis.edu.
Applicants must complete all applicable sections of the online application to be considered for a position. Please upload a cover letter, resume, and reference list after completing your application, if required by the system. Required work experience is based on full-time hours. Part-time work experience will be prorated as listed.
Candidates who are called for an interview must notify the Department of Human Resources in writing of any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the interview.
Instructions to Applicant regarding references
Is this posting for UofM employees only? No

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