Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Soybean Eco-Physiology and Seed Quality

A postdoctoral researcher position is open at the Grain Crops Physiology Laboratory in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences at the University of Kentucky (https://salmeronlab.weebly.com). The postdoctoral researcher will join an interdisciplinary team integrating aerial imaging technology with dynamic crop modeling to study genotype by environment by management interactions that enhance soybean productivity and seed composition.

Ph.D. Graduate Student in the Soil and Water Quality Laboratory

The Plant and Soil Science Department at the University of Kentucky (UK) is recruiting a highly motivated Ph.D. graduate student in the Soil and Water Quality Lab available as soon as Fall 2021. The candidate will engage in an interdisciplinary research project involving evaluation of soil health parameters related to agricultural runoff under no-till cover crop management.

Ph.D. Graduate Student Assistantship in Soil Science

The Plant and Soil Science Department at the University of Kentucky (UK) is recruiting a highly motivated Ph.D. graduate student in Soil Science available as soon as Spring 2022. The candidate will engage in an interdisciplinary research project designed to better understand, and ameliorate, subsoil hostility to carbon sequestration.

Ph.D. Assistantship Opportunities: Grain Crops Ecophysiology and Modeling

Two Ph.D. Assistantships are open at the University of Kentucky with focus on Grain Crop Ecophysiology and Modeling of genotype by environment by management interactions. To APPLY: The position will remain open until suitable candidates are found. The assistantships include a competitive stipend, tuition waiver, and health insurance. To apply, please submit to Dr. Montse Salmeron (msalmeron@uky.edu) a cover letter describing skills and motivation for the position, academic transcripts, and CV with at least two references.

NSF-Funded Postdoc Position in Agroecosystem Data-Model Fusion

We are seeking a postdoc scientist to synthesize crop production risk-related data (e.g., in situ observations/measurements, inventory, satellite-based observations, and model-simulated results), identify Critical Risk Indexes, and conduct multi-scale analysis in the agricultural domain. The successful candidate will work on a collaborative NSF-funded project comprising of researches from 9 institutions with diverse research backgrounds (e.g., big data, remote sensing, ecohydrology, and agroecosystem modeling).

Post Doctoral in Seed Molecular Biology

The lab of Tomo Kawashima at University of Kentucky has a Post Doctoral position available to study molecular and cellular dynamics of endosperm development. The endosperm is a part of the seed and performs unique cellular processes such as nuclear divisions without cytokinesis and cellularization, providing us a great platform to investigate plant cellular dynamics as well as how endosperm development affects the final seed size. Successful candidates will use live-imaging, genetics, genomics, and biochemical approaches, to investigate (i) how plants control cytoskeleton dyna

Ph.D. Graduate Assistantship in Seed Molecular Biology

The Kawashima Lab has an opening for one PhD student to study molecular and cellular dynamics of endosperm development. The endosperm is a part of the seed and performs unique cellular processes such as nuclear divisions without cytokinesis and cellularization, providing us a great platform to investigate plant cellular dynamics as well as how endosperm development affects the final seed size. Successful candidates will use live-imaging, genetics, genomics, and biochemical approaches, to investigate (i) how plants control cytoskeleton dynamics in the multinuclear endosperm and

Postdoctoral Fellow in Climate Change Effects on Agroecosystems

The Department of Plant and Soil Sciences at the University of Kentucky is seeking a postdoc scientist in the area of climate change effects (especially climate extremes, such as droughts and heavy rains) on agroecosystems. The candidate will mainly work with existing observational data to assess climate change/variability effects on local crops, with an emphasis on carbon and nutrient cycling as well as management in soil-crop systems, associated agronomic, ecological, environmental and economic implications.