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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Weed Science with Texas A&M AgriLife Research in College Station, TX

Type of position Non-tenure track, available initially for 1 year, but may be renewed based on performance and funding availability
Employer Texas A&M AgriLife Research
Description of Employer Texas A&M University, founded in 1876, is one of the few land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant academic institutions. With a total enrollment of over 58,000 students, with 13,000 of them being graduate students, Texas A&M is ranked one of the five largest universities in the nation. A&M offers 120+ undergraduate degrees, 240 graduate degrees and several professional degrees as options for study. The Department of Soil & Crop Sciences is one of the largest such departments in the nation and is preeminent throughout the world. More details on the university and academic life can be found at http://www.tamu.edu/student-life/index.html
Location College Station, TX
Salary Competitive
Benefits Full benefits package, including health and retirement plan. The most recent benefits guide is available in the following link: http://tamus.edu/assets/files/benefits/pdf/GuideBooklet.pdf
Closing date of competition As soon as a suitable candidate is found
Date position available Immediately
Description of duties
  • The candidate will contribute to the development of integrated weed management programs with particular focus on preventing/managing herbicide-resistant weeds in Texas cropping systems.
  • Specific research areas include, but not limited to, understanding weed ecology and biology and plant-herbicide interactions.
  • The candidate will collaborate with other A&M system scientists and colleagues at other institutions.
  • The candidate is expected to attend professional meetings, publish in peer-reviewed journals, and contribute to securing extramural support to the program.
  • It is also expected that the candidate will assist and mentor graduate students in the research group.
Qualifications sought PhD in weed science or closely related field, strong written and oral communication skills, and demonstrated publication record are required. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in herbicide resistance research (confirmation, mechanisms, population dynamics) and working knowledge of statistical tools. Experience in weed physiology is an added advantage.
Contact for additional information Muthu Bagavathiannan
E-mail: muthu@ag.tamu.edu
Ph: 479-387-1674 (cell)
Application procedure
Submit what 1. Curriculum Vitae
2. Names and contact details of three referees
Submit to e-mail: muthu@ag.tamu.edu
Additional Information The Texas A&M University System is committed to the fundamental principles of academic freedom, equality of opportunity and human dignity. To fulfill its multiple missions as an institution of higher learning, Texas A&M encourages a climate that values and nurtures collegiality, diversity, pluralism and the uniqueness of the individual within our state, nation and world. All decisions and actions involving students and employees should be based on applicable law and individual merit. Texas A&M University, in accordance with applicable federal and state law, prohibits discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
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