A Postdoctoral position is available at The Pennsylvania State University to conduct research on root traits improving root depth, N capture, and water capture in maize, utilizing the functional-structural model OpenSimRoot. The Scholar will be part of a team researching avenues to increase root depth in maize, including architectural, anatomical, and metabolic traits, and developing novel technologies to phenotype them. The Scholar will employ OpenSimRoot, the leading root model. The ideal applicant will have initiative, expertise in plant or crop modeling, preferably in OpenSimRoot, plant physiology, plant/soil interactions, and programming experience. Excellent communication skills desired. A PhD in a related field is required for this position. The position is available starting July 2020.


Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here.

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. 


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