University of Kentucky
Location of Position (City): 
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Deadline to Apply: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021
Removal Date: 
Thursday, September 29, 2022

A postdoctoral researcher position is open at the Grain Crops Physiology Laboratory in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences at the University of Kentucky (https://salmeronlab.weebly.com). The postdoctoral researcher will join an interdisciplinary team integrating aerial imaging technology with dynamic crop modeling to study genotype by environment by management interactions that enhance soybean productivity and seed composition.

This position provides numerous opportunities to interested candidates: (1) gain experience coordinating data collection from a regional team; (2) readily available dataset for publication on soybean N dynamics and biological N2 fixation; (3) develop skills in high throughput phenotyping with aerial imaging and in crop modeling. This is a regional project funded by the United Soybean Board.

Qualifications:  PhD in agronomy, crop eco-physiology, biology, or related discipline is required.Previous experience in aerial imaging or crop modeling is desirable but not required. Knowledge of statistical analysis software (i.e. SAS, R software).

Location: University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. Lexington is a vibrant, progressive, and family-friendly city with a bustling entertainment scene. It is conveniently situated in the inner bluegrass region of Kentucky, just 80 miles from Louisville and Cincinnati and a short drive to the world-renowned Red River Gorge and Daniel Boone National Forest. Lexington airport is well connected with daily flights to several major hubs (Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Dallas, Washington, Philadelphia) making travel to any national or international destination simple. 

Appointment and start date: To be appointed as soon as possible. This position is for one year and could be extended. This position offers a generous salary and University of Kentucky benefits.

Application: Please submit the following documents to Dr. Montse Salmeron (msalmeron@uky.edu): 1) Cover letter stating research interests and career goals, 2) Curriculum vita, 3) Copy of academic transcripts, and 4) Contact information of 3 professional references. Applications and inquiries from women and minorities are particularly encouraged.