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President’s Postdoctoral Fellow (PPFP) with University of Minnesota in St. Paul, MN

Type of position Postdoctoral Associate
Employer University of Minnesota
Description of Employer 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.

The College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) is composed of 13 academic departments, 10 research and outreach centers across Minnesota, plus the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, the Bell Museum, and dozens of interdisciplinary centers that span the college, the university, and the globe. CFANS offers thirteen undergraduate majors and thirteen graduate majors, three pre-major/pre-professional programs and 23 minors for undergraduate students. Undergraduate enrollment in the college is about 2000 students. CFANS students are well-prepared for a diverse, multicultural workforce through the college’s emphasis on experiential, interdisciplinary, and intercultural learning; internships, and global perspectives.

Location St. Paul, MN
Salary Up to $56,000 but commensurate with experience and education
Benefits The University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package for postdoctoral associates including:
• Competitive wages, paid holidays
• Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
• Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts
• Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums
• Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75% of eligible tuition
• Opportunities for growth and promotion
• Employee Assistance Program

For more information regarding benefits, see Summary of Benefits (https://hr.umn.edu/).

Closing date of competition November 30, 2022: All applicant materials are due by 11:59 pm
Date position available Negotiable
Description of duties

The Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities seeks to fill a President’s Postdoctoral Fellow (https://ppfp.umn.edu/) position in the area of climate-smart agriculture. Candidates will be considered from multiple sub-disciplines, including agronomy, weed science, biochemistry, biotechnology, physiology, genetics/genomics, breeding, or bioinformatics. This is a two-year position starting with an initial, renewable 12-month appointment with the possibility of advancing to a tenure track position.

Qualifications sought

Ph.D. in agronomy, weed science, biochemistry, biotechnology, physiology, genetics/genomics, breeding, bioinformatics, or related fields.

The University seeks applicants whose research, teaching, and service will contribute to diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity in higher education and at the University of Minnesota. Our goal is to recruit diverse applicants who may be considered for tenure-track positions at the University of Minnesota. The President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is interested in scholars with the potential to bring to their research and teaching the perspective that comes from their educational background or understanding of the experiences of groups historically underrepresented in higher education. Postdoctoral Associates conduct research and/or service that provides further development of career skills or allows them opportunities to learn new research techniques. They are trained by and work in conjunction with a faculty mentor who will help to determine the training agenda. The department is committed to providing professional development and mentoring to the selected fellow.

Contact for additional information Dr. Robert Stupar, Professor, Department of Agronomy & Plant Genetics, [email protected]
Application procedure  
Submit what Applications for the President’s and Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs must be submitted via the online application through the University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program website: https://ppfp.ucop.edu/login . The application deadline is November 30, 2022. For consideration of this opportunity, please select the University of Minnesota and the subdivision Agronomy.
Submit to https://ppfp.ucop.edu/login