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Postdoctoral Researcher/Research Associate - Gehan/Fahlgren Labs
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in Olivette, Missouri
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Date Posted 02/05/2020
Postdoctoral-Computer Science
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

The Gehan (www.gehan-lab.org) and Fahlgren labs are looking to add an enthusiastic and creative researcher to work on detection of plant stress and the development of hyperspectral and thermal image analysis methods. Ideal candidates would have expertise in computer science, statistics, computer vision, agricultural engineering or other related field. Candidates with experience in plant sciences are highly encouraged to apply. The position is renewable upon satisfactory performance and availability of funds. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Candidates should provide a current CV, list of at least three contacts for recommendation, and a cover letter that includes a statement of past research experience, an outline of future research objectives, and career goals.

The international, inclusive, and interdisciplinary research environment at the Danforth Center (http://www.danforthcenter.org/) offers an excellent opportunity for career development. Salaries are competitive and commensurate with experience, and the Danforth Center offers an excellent benefits package including medical and 403B matching. The Danforth Center is currently ranked in the top ten of places to work in scientific research, and the St. Louis region is a rich environment to work and live.

About the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center:

Founded in 1998, The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center is an independent, non-profit organization with a mission to improve the human condition through plant science. Our focus is scientific research at the nexus of food, energy and the environment to improve the productivity and sustainability of agriculture. We assemble interactive teams of scientists and develop unique platforms to discover underlying principles about how plants work. We then convert that knowledge into useful crops and products, and partner with organizations that are best positioned to solve problems where they exist around the world. The Center’s work is funded through competitive grants from many sources, including the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Energy, National Science Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.


  • Ability to direct one’s own research efforts as well as to critique project strategy

  • Ability to demonstrate project leadership and guidance for other research associates or graduate students as necessary

  • Candidates should be able to demonstrate familiarity with computational/bioinformatics approaches

  • Effective communication in both written and oral form

  • Demonstrated collaboration skills

  • A PhD or Master's Degree in related field

The Danforth Center offers competitive pay and a generous benefits package.

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