Are you interested in how plants respond to their environment?

Would you like to learn more about crop physiology?

You may want to consider joining the Fritschi Lab!


Positive group dynamics are very important to us. We are making every effort to establish a balance of undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers that is conducive to high-quality research and training. We strive for an engaging and creative research environment within our group and count on active participation of each member of the group. We expect openness, tolerance, and high level of commitment to excellence from each member of the group.

Undergraduate students

Internships and honors research are ideal ways to acquire research experience and laboratory and/or field skills. Working under the supervision of experienced group members, you will learn hands-on research skills by pursuing a specific research question. You will gain insights into numerous research projects through your interactions with our team and participating in our lab meetings. If you would like to learn more about internship opportunities, please call 573-882-3023 and ask for Felix Fritschi, or email

Additional opportunities and information regarding undergraduate research can be found at University of Missouri websites such as Undergraduate Research, Honors College and Bond Life Sciences Undergraduate Research.

Graduate students

Research assistant positions in our group are contingent upon availability of funding. Most graduate research assistantships in our group are funded through specific grants. However, students interested in our program may explore assistantship/fellowship opportunities through the Plant Sciences Graduate Studies, the Interdisciplinary Plant Group or Bond Life Sciences Center Graduate Research. Additional information is available at Graduate Studies and the Division of Plant Sciences Graduate Student Association.

Postdoctoral scientists

Positions for postdoctoral research associates are contingent upon availability of funding. However, we welcome applications at any time. The applications should include a curriculum vitae, list of refereed publications, contact information of three references, and a brief statement of research interest. Applications of highly motivated scientists with documented productivity will receive preferential consideration.

If you are interested in developing a postdoctoral research project in the areas of plant adaptations to drought, soil fertility and plant nutrition, or production of bioenergy feedstocks you are encouraged to contact Felix Fritschi to explore opportunities of common interest.