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Back to search results Apply now Job no: 738547
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Agriculture And Nat Resources
Department: Plant Soil And Microbial Sciences 40000781
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Education/Training, Research/Scientific, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union

Position Summary

The (Merewitz) Holm plant physiology laboratory at MSU is looking for a post-doctoral researcher. The research will focus on winterkill and other abiotic stresses of turfgrasses and agricultural grass species such as wheat and barley. The candidate will accomplish objectives within a Specialty Crop Research Initiative focused on winterkill of turfgrasses and other funded projects. The person should have experience in plant biotechnology, plant molecular biology, or related fields. The research may include plant tissue culture, gene cloning and silencing. The post-doctoral research associate will be responsible for plant care and maintenance, designing and performing experiments, analyzing data, helping with manuscript and grant preparation, and training other lab personnel.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Plant Biology or related

Minimum Requirements

Candidates for the position should have a Ph.D., a record of publication in peer-reviewed journals and a strong background in plant physiology, plant biochemistry, or plant molecular biology.

Desired Qualifications

Experience and interest in turfgrass or crop species such as wheat or barley and winterkill stresses.

Required Application Materials

Please submit a brief description of research experience, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three professional references

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Special Instructions


Please contact Dr Emily (Merewitz) Holm (e-mail:  for additional questions.  Review of applications will continue until filled

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