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Post-Doctoral Associate in Weed Ecology & Management

Description of Duties

Conduct weed ecology and management research, work with stakeholders, mentor graduate students, and help manage an extramurally funded research project. Writing research and outreach articles and publishing in peer-reviewed journals and Extension bulletins are expected. The candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to securing extramural grant support for the program. 55% – Research activities including data collection and analyses and preparing associated manuscripts, reports, and grant proposals 25% – Collaborate with other researchers and external partners 10% – Assist and mentor graduate students in the research program 10% – Post-Doctoral Associates devote ten percent of their effort to pursuing professional and career development opportunities (e.g., seminars, workshops, and preparing permanent job position applications) outside the scope of their assigned research and teaching responsibilities.
Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Weed Science, Ecology, Plant Sciences, Agronomy, or a closely related field. Individuals may be immediate post-degree or returning for additional training, updating, and/or retooling. Limited to fields for which post-degree training is necessary for career entry.- Demonstrated strong written and oral communication skills and publication records- Demonstrated ability to analyze large datasets to produce publications on weed ecology and integrated weed management- Proven ability to work in both independent and collaborative settings- Commitment to the work of equity, diversity, inclusion, and a strong cultural competence

Type of position



$54,480 – $57,000/year, commensurate with education and work experience


At 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.


Twin Cities (St. Paul, MN)

Closing Date


Date Position Available

University of Minnesota
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.