University of Missouri seeks Postdoctoral Fellow

Posted on March 9, 2023
University of Missouri seeks Postdoctoral Fellow
Position Title:
Postdoctoral Fellow, Soybean Genetics and Breeding-Seed Composition
Position Summary
Conduct research to identify genes and develop improved soybean germplasm and cultivars with improved soybean oil, protein and carbohydrate attributes desired by various industries for food, feed, and industrial applications. 
Location: University of Missouri Fisher Delta Research, Extension, and Education Center (FDREEC) in Portageville, Missouri.
Expected Responsibilities:
Responsibilities include evaluation, identification, and characterization of lines with desirable soybean attributes related to improved seed oil, protein. and carbohydrates. The candidate will develop and evaluate breeding populations for determination and incorporation of genes for improved seed composition. Collect, analyze, and interpret data collected in the field, laboratory, or greenhouse to determine genes and genotypes related to desirable seed traits, prepare manuscripts, supervise undergraduate students, help project director in report preparation, writing grant proposals, and coordinate and collaborate research activities among others engaged in this area within and outside of the University.


Ph.D. degree in plant genetics and breeding or a related field by the time of appointment.
Candidates will be evaluated on: Experience and interest in plant breeding, and genetics. A strong background to manage and interpret a large amount of data generated from studies in field and greenhouse environments. Ability to maintain a good working relationship with other research staff working in a large soybean breeding and genetics research group with lab and field research management experience. Excellent communication skills, potential for collaborative research, ability to work independently and cooperatively, advising students on the research team, and writing skills for grant proposals and journal articles.

Annual salary range is $50K to $56K annually. This position is eligible for university benefits. The University of Missouri offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on university benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

How to Apply
Application Deadline: Committee will review applications and rank based on the above criteria. Candidate screening will begin March 31, 2023, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Application Procedure: Apply online at Job ID 45890. Be prepared to upload: 1) a cover letter addressing the candidate’s experience, scholarly research interests and professional goals, and qualifications pertinent to the responsibilities of the position
2) a resume
and 3) the contact information for three references.
Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Human Resource Services at (573) 882-7976 or 


Diversity Commitment
The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff, and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery, and excellence.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment based on their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination based on their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information, call the Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256. To request ADA accommodation, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.

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