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 (https://pst.missouri.edu/; https://ipg.missouri.edu/).

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 build on an abundance of UAV-based, physiological, and genetic data 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.

Candidates with a PhD in Plant Physiology, Plant Genetics, Ecology, Soil Microbiology or related fields are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will have experience in genetic mapping and eco-physiology. 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 fritschif@missouri.edu. Applicants will be considered until the position is filled.