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Post-Doctoral Associate (Crop Management & Soybean Grain Composition)

Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Apply for JobJob ID347717

LocationTwin Cities

Job FamilyAcademic

Full/Part TimeFull-Time


Job Code9546

Employee ClassAcad Prof and Admin

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Do you have a background in crop science, agronomy, or a related field? Do you want to generate insights into the effects of crop management on soybean grain composition? Do you like working in a diverse and multidisciplinary team? And do you want to share your work with the community?

About the Job
A Postdoctoral Associate appointment is available immediately in the Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics at the University of Minnesota under the supervision of Dr. Seth Naeve. The Naeve Project focuses, in part, on environmental impacts on soybean seed quality and downstream effects on soybean meal and feed quality. Funding is guaranteed for 1 year and can be extended depending on grant funding.Starting salary is expected to be $53,000, depending on experience and qualifications.

The successful candidate will participate in a variety of tasks in the lab including:

  • Gather, clean, and analyze large datasets related to environmental and management effects on soybean seed composition.
  • Collaborate with crop and climate modelers to improve the understanding of soybean grain composition-determining factors (e.g. management, environment, varieties).
  • Analyze data and collaborate on publishing results in various venues including peer-reviewed journals and educational brochures for international and domestic audiences.
  • Participate in the design, implementation, and evaluation of new research studies on soybean seed and soybean product quality to accelerate development of educational resources based on sound science and interpretation.
    The Postdoc will be located in the Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics at the University of Minnesota in St. Paul, MN.


    Minimumum Qualifications
    Applicants should have a Ph.D. and training in crop science, agronomy, or a related field.

    The ideal candidate will have:
    • A Ph.D. and training in crop science or agronomy.
    • Proven strong analytical and writing skills.
    • Proficiency in handling large agronomic datasets, including extensive statistical knowledge and expertise to analyze them.
    • Skills in conceptualizing, developing, calibrating, and validating statistical models
    • Demonstrated knowledge of G X E X M effects on crop yield and quality.
    • Strong verbal communication skills are highly desirable as well as the ability to communicate effectively to different audiences .
    • A willingness to work with a diverse team of agronomists, animal scientists, domestic agricultural producers, and international end users.

      About the Department

      This position is with the Naeve Project in the Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics on the St. Paul campus of the University of Minnesota. For more information on the Project's research work and department, please visit: https://agronomy.cfans.umn.edu/people/seth-l-naeve


      Working at the UniversityAt the University of Minnesota, you'll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
      • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
      • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the Regents Scholarship
      • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
      • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
      • University HSA contributions
      • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
      • Employee wellbeing program
      • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
      • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) opportunity
      • Financial counseling services
      • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no costPlease visit the Office of Human Resources website for more information regarding benefits.

        How To Apply

        Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.This position requires that you attach: a resume/CV, cover letter, and list of professional referencesAdditional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).Hiring Contact: Seth Naeve, naeve002@umn.edu


        The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.

        Employment Requirements

        Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

        Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to comply with the University's Administrative Policy: COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol by either providing proof of being fully vaccinated on their first day of employment, or complete a request for an exemption for medical exemption or religious reasons. To learn more please visit: https://safe-campus.umn.edu/return-campus/get-the-vax

        About the U of M

        The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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