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Postdoctoral Position: Plant Abiotic Stress Biology

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

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.

Candidates with a PhD in Plant Physiology, Genomics, Bioinformatics or related fields are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will have experience in eco-physiology, omics analyses, and molecular biology. The successful candidate will be self-motivated, dedicated, and capable of both independent research and collaboration in a diverse, multi-disciplinary team.  Strong experimental design and written and oral communication skills are essential.

To apply, provide a single PDF file that includes 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.  Direct questions and submit the application to Felix Fritschi at Applicants will be considered until the position is filled.