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Postdoctoral Associate with Mississippi State University in Stoneville, MS

Type of position Full time 12- month position
Non tenure-track
Employer Mississippi State University
Location Stoneville, MS
Description of Location This position is located at the Delta Research and Extension Center, a research center located in Stoneville, MS, away from the main campus of Mississippi State University.
Salary $47,000-50,000
Benefits Health Insurance
Closing date of competition 05/31/2024
Date position available 06/01/2023
Description of duties

Organization, performance and assistance in coordiantion of meetings, field days, and information exchanges with area and regional producers to extend weed science information to stake holders.

Individual will be responsible for data tabulation and subsequent data analysis of field and greenhouse experiments.

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

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

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

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

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

Preparation of presentations and reserach reports and manuscript preparation and submission. There will be opportunity for involvement in other ongoing research projects and preparation of multiple manuscripts for publication.

May provide supervision to other employees.

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

Must obtain a Certified Pesticide Applicators Certificate within 90 days of employment.

Qualifications sought

A Ph.D. degree in Agronomy or related area of Plant and/or Weed Science. Experience in pest management is desirable. Training in EPA Worker Protection Standards is required. The individual must be capable of carrying out assigned research duties following supervisor’s instructions. Physcial strength and endurance are needed to perform strenuous outdoor work under field conditions sutiable for cotton, wheat, corn, grain sorghum, and peanut production.

Contact for additional information Contact for Additional Information:
Dr. T. Bararpour
Mississippi State University
Delta Research & Extension Center
P.O. Box 197
Stoneville, MS 38776
[email protected]
Office: 662-686-3232
Application procedure  
Submit what Curriculum vitae
Cover Letter (indicating interest and qualifications as related to the position)
List of three Professional References (name, title, email address and contact number)
Submit to Dr. T. Bararpour
Mississippi State University
Delta Research & Extension Center
P.O. Box 197
Stoneville, MS 38776
[email protected]
Office: 662-686-3232
Additional Information Mississippi State University is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications form 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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