We are seeking a talented research associate (post doctoral researcher) to lead studies in maize and sorghum genetics and phenomics. These projects seek to identify morphological and biochemical features to improve predictions of plant growth under different environmental conditions. The incumbent will be responsible for analyses of hyperspectral and LiDAR geospatial datasets, performing modeling and prediction based on genotype and phenotype, and integrating field-based phenotypic measurements.
The successful candidate will work in the Addie Thompson lab at MSU's Department of Plant, Soil & Microbial Sciences. The position will be a one-year appointment renewable annually, contingent upon performance and availability of funding.
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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.
Doctorate -genetics or a statistics and data-focuse
Ph.D. in genetics or a statistics and data-focused scientific field. Candidate must have PhD degree at time of employment.
Demonstrated experience with computational-based data analysis applicable to genetic mapping, RNAseq, image feature extraction, and/or modeling and prediction.
Evidence of strong and independent writing skills.
Desire to learn and develop new approaches to data analysis, integration, and visualization.
Required Application Materials
Curriculum vitae, contact info for two (2) references, cover page describing qualifications and interest
Qualified individuals may submit complete application materials at Careers.msu.edu.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
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MSU has a vibrant plant science community comprising of more than 150 faculty members conducting a wide range of plant research spanning the lab-to-field continuum in both natural and agricultural ecosystems. PSM is a multi-disciplinary department with faculty appointed in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR; http://www.canr.msu.edu/).
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