A Research Scientist position in the Division of Plant Sciences is currently available at the University of Missouri. The focus of this position is on agronomic research to evaluate and improve cotton production practices in Southeast Missouri. The position will be located at the University of Missouri - Fisher Delta Research Center in Portageville. This location is in the most northern region of US cotton production and will provide an opportunity to conduct research to improve productivity and profitability of cotton and possibly other rotational crops. The primary responsibility of the successful candidate is to conduct cotton variety trials in the region and provide leadership developing innovative cotton technologies for the future. The work will include planning, designing, and conducting field experiments, data collection, and statistical analysis of field trials. The position will require collaboration with researchers at other private and public organizations and interacting with farmers and extension specialists. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an extramurally funded program in cotton production research that complements ongoing research within the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. The incumbent will need to successfully conduct applied research that meets the needs of our clientele and the scientific community.
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