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Apply now Department: 3670010040 Agronomy
Job no: 513369
Employment type: Post Doc (Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Agriculture, Research / Scientific / Grants, Crop Production, Agronomy, Plant Sciences
Pay Grade: 001

About This Role:

The Agronomy Department at Kansas State University is looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow to conduct a multi-disciplinary project aimed at enhancing post-flowering heat tolerance in soybean. The major responsibility of the successful candidate will be to complete physiological and biochemical evaluations of soybean genotypes in growth chamber studies to identify promising traits or superior haplotype donors for improving post-flowering heat-stress in terms of seed yield and seed quality. In addition, the Postdoctoral Fellow will coordinate and manage laboratory, growth chamber, and computational activities within the group related to physiological and biochemical evaluations. The successful candidate is expected to collaborate actively with other members of the soybean breeding team, collogues and partners.

Why Join Us:

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays.   To see what benefits are available, please visit:

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion.  The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in Crop Physiology, or related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two or more years relevant experience.
  • Familiarity with phenotyping and resources used for the physiological and biochemical analyses of major crops (soybean, maize, rice, wheat or sorghum).
  • Demonstrated ability to write manuscripts for publication in refereed journals.
  • Demonstrated ability to use computer programs for the analysis of phenotypic and genotypic data.
  • Experience handling equipment in growth chamber research setting.
  • Excellent organization, written/verbal communication.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment.
  • Experience working with soybean.
  • Experience in physiological analyses.

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Statement of Research Interest
  2. CV with a list of publications
  3. Contact information for at least three professional references

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled. For best consideration, apply by July 22.  

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$47,476 to $60,000 annually. Salary commensurate with experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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