The temporary research positions are available to persons holding an earned doctorate degree and applicable research training and/or experience. The positions vary in areas of research specialization depending on availability of funding. Positions may be available in plant genetics, plant physiology, plant biochemistry, molecular genetics, weed science and agronomy and plant breeding.
The Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics is one of three units within the Plant Sciences Cluster in the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences. The collective research, education and outreach programs provide expertise in basic genetics, biotechnology, plant breeding, cropping and agricultural systems, invasive species and managed landscapes for the continued improvement of current crops, thediscovery of useful attributes in plants, and the development of potential new crops and new cropping systems that are environmentally and economically sustainable. The department as 22 faculty and 5 adjunct USDA faculty; 15 P&A Staff and research associates; 42 graduate students; 44 civil service employees and visiting faculty. The department is located in Borlaug Hall on the St. Paul Campus.
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