A full-time research position is available at the Assistant Scientist II level (Ph.D.) in the Department of Forestry and Horticulture, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) in New Haven, CT. We are seeking a highly motivated scientist to develop and maintain a highly productive plant physiology research program to develop mechanistic models of plant responses to stressors and proactive cultural treatments. Research is expected to provide the basis for innovative management prescriptions that can be used by residents, professionals, and government agencies to increase resistance to biological (e.g., insects, diseases) and abiotic stressors (e.g., compacted soils, climate change) by increasing plant health.
CAES is a state-supported scientific research institution with 90+ scientists, technicians, and staff that seek solutions across a variety of disciplines for the benefit of urban, suburban, and rural communities. We are a highly collaborative institution in close proximity to our partners including Yale University, University of Connecticut, USDA Forest Service, and local colleges. The successful candidate will have a dedicated lab and office, along with access to greenhouses and research farms. They will also have access to noncompetitive formula funds and startup funding to equip their laboratory.
The ideal applicant will show evidence of success in scholarly research addressing plant health through publications, presentations, and grant writing; possess excellent communication and organizational skills; is oriented toward collaborative research; and has a compelling research direction. The individual is expected to attract extramural funding, publish in quality peer-reviewed journals, participate in professional meetings, and present results in scientific forums and to the public. The permanent, twelve-month position has a competitive salary and generous benefits package.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. with research expertise in plant physiology, urban forestry, arboriculture, or closely related field. Applicants should submit by November 15, 2019: 1) resume/c.v., 2) cover letter summarizing qualifications, 3) summary of intended future research goals/plans (limit 3 pages); 4) graduate transcripts, and 5) names and full contact information for at least 2 references to Jeffrey S. Ward, Ph.D., Chief Scientist, Dept. Forestry and Horticulture, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, 123 Huntington Street, New Haven, CT 06511; Jeffrey.Ward@ct.gov. Please include all material (except transcripts) in a single email. Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. with research expertise in plant physiology, urban forestry, arboriculture, or closely related field.
Additional Salary Information: Generous benefit package including medical, dental, and retirement
About The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES), established in 1875, is the first agricultural experiment station in the United States. The main mission of the CAES is research. Programs also exist to educate the public and to transfer new findings to people trying to solve agricultural, public health, and environmental problems.
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