Postdoctoral Research Scholar - Switchgrass Adaptation

Columbia, Missouri
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience
Apr 14, 2022
Jun 13, 2022
Vegetation science
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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 (;

The postdoctoral scholar will join an interdisciplinary team investigating, root and rhizosphere dynamics, whole-plant physiology, ecosystem services, evolution, genetics, and genomics of switchgrass. The incumbent will be expected to contribute to a variety of studies and will be able to select and build upon an abundance of UAV-based, physiological, root samples/data, and genetic information and resources to study switchgrass mechanisms of adaptation and responses to various environmental conditions. The postdoctoral scholar will 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, Plant Genetics, Ecology, Soil Microbiology or related fields.

Candidates will be evaluated on:  experience in experience in genetic mapping and eco-physiology. 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#41334. 

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;

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