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Postdoctoral Research Scholar - Plant Abiotic Stress Biology

University of Missouri Columbia
Columbia, Missouri, US
Closing date
May 15, 2022

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Postdoctoral Research Scholar - Plant Abiotic Stress Biology

Division of Plant Science and Technology, University of Missouri-Columbia

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 (;

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.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Full MU Healthcare benefits are available with this position.

APPLICATIONS: Apply online at Job ID# 41329.

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 April 18, 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;

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, discover and excellence.

The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. 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, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information, call the Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility & ADA Education at 573-882-5835.
The Chronicle of Higher Education. Keywords: Research Associate, Location: Columbia, MO - 65211
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