Postdoctoral Associate – New Roots, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, USA

Post-Doctoral Fellowship Position at USA, Ozbolat Laboratory at Penn State

Postdoctoral Associate – New Roots: The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center is seeking a highly motivated and collaborative Postdoctoral Associate to join the New Roots for Restoration Biology Integration Institute (NRR-BII). The successful candidate will contribute to integrated research and training activities aimed at understanding plant organismal systems and their relationships with plant communities and soil ecosystems. This is a unique opportunity to work on interdisciplinary projects and contribute to the restoration of natural and agricultural ecosystems.

Designation: Postdoctoral Associate

Research Area: Restoration Biology, Plant Science

Location: St. Louis, MO


  • Graduate degree (Ph.D.) in Botany, Computer Science, Plant Biology, Evolution, Ecology, Genetics, Genomics, or Statistics
  • Strong commitment to the restoration of natural and agricultural lands
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Record of peer-reviewed publications
  • Experience in mentoring early career scientists
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary research environment
  • Aptitude for organization and multitasking

Job Description: The Postdoctoral Associate will have the opportunity to work on one of the following general areas:

  1. Field data collection and analysis: Lead field-based research activities near St. Louis, MO. Apply phenotyping approaches, integrate above-ground and below-ground phenotypes with soil data, and investigate the genetic basis of root-shoot covariation.
  2. Data synthesis: Lead the synthesis of multi-dimensional plant phenotyping data, elemental composition data, and soil data. Use phenomic/genomic data in a predictive capacity and oversee expertise cores.
  3. Phenotyping analysis: Contribute to the development of above-ground in-field imaging using a new phenotyping app. Assist with data pipelines, analysis, and implementation of the app across projects.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit the following documents to [email protected]:

  • Current CV
  • Cover letter including a statement of interest, research experience, future research goals, and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Contact information for at least three references

Last Date for Apply: Review of applicants will begin on June 9, 2023, and will continue until three suitable applicants are identified.

TitlePostdoctoral Associate – New Roots
SummarySeeking a motivated Postdoctoral Associate for restoration biology research
DesignationPostdoctoral Associate
Research AreaRestoration Biology, Plant Science
LocationSt. Louis, MO
Eligibility/Qualification– Graduate degree in relevant fields
– Strong commitment to restoration
– Excellent communication skills
– Record of publications
– Experience in mentoring
– Ability to work collaboratively
Job Description– Field data collection and analysis
– Data synthesis
– Phenotyping analysis
How to ApplySubmit CV, cover letter, and references to [email protected]
Last Date for ApplyReview starts on 09 June 2023

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