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Postdoctoral Research Scholar - Plant Abiotic Stress Biology

University of Missouri Columbia
Boone County, Missouri, US
Closing date
May 16, 2022

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Postdoctoral Research Scholar - Plant Abiotic Stress Biology Division of Plant Science and Technology, University of
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.
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
CONTACT: Please direct questions to Dr. Felix
Fritschi, Professor, Division of Plant Science and Technology,
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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