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Postdoctoral Associate with Mississippi State University in Stoneville, MS

Type of position Post-doc: is a full-time, time limited, regular position in the Weed Science Research program located at the Delta Research and Extension Center, Stoneville, MS.
Employer Mississippi State University
Location Stoneville, MS
Description of Location This position is located at the Delta Research and Extension Center in Stoneville, MS, a research center of Mississippi State University.
Salary Based on qualifications, minimum $47,476.00
Closing date of competition 09/30/2020
Date position available 03/16/2020
Description of duties

1. Organization, performance and assistance in coordination of meetings, field days, and information exchanges with area and regional producers to extend weed science information to stakeholders.

2. Individual will be responsible for data tabulations and subsequesnt data analysis of all field and greenhouse experiments.

3. Prepare summary reports of research results, refereed manuscript, and present research results to various groups, including scientific meetings.

4. Handle, mix, and apply farm chemicals safely in the field or greenhouse.

5. Perform field, laboratory, grenhouse, and growth chamber routines such as inoculating, spraying, weighing, measuring, counting, handling soil, evaluating experiments, and planting and growing plants under defined conditions.

6. Organize and assist in field operations such as fertilizing, spraying, inocultating, plot maintenance, inventory and maintenance of equipment and supplies, and general cleanup of equipment and facilities or as assigned by supervisor.

7. Individual will be responsible for the implementation and care of various field, greenhouse, and laboratory experiments with minimal supervision.

8. Preparation of presentations and research reports and manuscript preparation of multiple manuscripts for publication.

9. May provide supervision to other employees.

10. Other duties necessary for conducting weed science research as determined by the supervisor.

Qualifications sought

A Ph.D. degree in Agronomy or related area of Plant and/or Weed Science with a minimum of three years’ experience in agricultural research or the equivalent is required. Experience in pest management is desirable. The individual must have a valid driver’s icense. Training in EPA Worker Protection Standards is required. The individual must be capable of carrying out assigned research duties following supervisor’s instructions. Physical strength and endurance are needed to perform strenous outdoor work under field conditions suitable for cotton, wheat, corn, grain sorghum, and peanut production.

The individual must be competent in written and oral communication. Demonstrated publication record is essential. Competency in computer software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Agriculture Research Manager (ARM), Sigma Plot, JMP, and Statistical Analysis System (SAS) is necessary.

Contact for additional information Dr. T. Bararpour
Mississippi State University
Delta Research and Extension Center
P.O. Box 197
Stoneville, MS 38776
mtb436@msstate.edu
Office: (662) 686-3232
Application procedure  
Submit what All applicants must apply at www.msujobs.msstate.edu.
Upload: Curriculum vitae
Cover letter (indicating their interest and qualifications as related to the position)/Letter of Application
List of three Professional References (name, title, email address and contact number)
Submit to All applicants must apply at www.msujobs.msstate.edu.
Upload: Curriculum vitae
Cover letter (indicating their interest and qualifications as related to the position)/Letter of Application
List of three Professional References (name, title, email address and contact number)
Additional Information MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.
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