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Postdoctoral Fellow-Soybean Phenomics and Physiology-Abiotic Stress
University of Missouri-Columbia
Location: Columbia, Missouri
Type: Full Time
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Internal Number: 45272
Job description: Conduct research to understand the genetic and physiological basis of soybean performance under different abiotic stresses.
Duties: Responsibilities include evaluation, identification, and characterization of soybean lines with desirable traits related to abiotic stress tolerance. Collect, analyze and interpret phenomic and physiological data to determine the genetic control of abiotic stress tolerance and adaptation, prepare manuscripts, supervise undergraduate students, help project director in report preparation, grant proposal writing, and coordinate and collaborate research activities among people engaged in this area within and outside of the University.
Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. degree in plant sciences or a related field by the time of appointment.
Candidates will be evaluated on: Experience in crop phenomics and physiology with interest in plant genetics, phenomics and genomics. A strong background to manage and interpret a large amount of data generated from molecular and phenotypic studies in the field and controlled environments. Ability to maintain a good work relationship with other research fellows working in a large research group. Lab and research management experience. Excellent communication skills, potential for collaborative research, ability to work independently and cooperatively, advising students on the research team, and writing skills for grant proposals and journal articles.
Salary and Benefits: 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.
Application Deadline: Committee will review applications and rank based on the above criteria. Candidate screening will begin March 1, 2023, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Application Procedure: Apply online (https://hr.missouri.edu/job-openings. Job ID 45272). Be prepared to upload: 1) a cover letter addressing the candidate’s experience, scholarly research interests and professional goals, and qualifications pertinent to the responsibilities of the position; 2) a resume; and 3) the contact information for three references.
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