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Post Doctoral Scholar in Hemp Production

Lexington, KY 40507
Job Title Post Doctoral Scholar in Hemp Production
Requisition Number DU07208
Department Name 81060:PLANT AND SOIL SCIENCES
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range $47,476.00/ year
Type of Position Other
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education

PhD- degree in Plant Science, Agronomy, Horticulture or a related field with an emphasis on seed research

Required Related Experience

Experience in scientific research

Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

walking, bending, sitting at computer, ability to lift up to 50 pounds


generally Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, weekends or evenings occasionally as required

Job Summary

A post-doctoral position is available in the hemp production research program in the Plant and Soil Sciences Department, College of Agriculture Food and Environment. The successful candidate will be expected to implement an independent project to investigate seed quality, seedling vigor and field establishment of hemp. Potential areas of research could include identification of seed characteristics associated with improved germination and seedling vigor, investigation of the impacts of soil type, soil temperature and seeding depth on hemp emergence, and evaluation of potential seed treatments for improved field emergence. Applicants should have a PhD. degree in Plant Science, Agronomy, Horticulture or a related field with an emphasis on seed research. Knowledge of seed quality parameters, seedling vigor assessments, and seed treatments is preferred.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience

Knowledge of seed quality parameters, seedling vigor assessments, and seed treatments is preferred

Deadline to Apply 11/18/2020
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Posted: 2020-11-04 Expires: 2020-12-04

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University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40507

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