Postdoctoral Scholar in Hemp Production

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Postdoctoral Scholar in Hemp Production

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Lexington, KY

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Required Education:

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

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Physical Requirements:

Positions may include, but not limited to, sitting for long periods of time, walking, repetitive motion, lifting, pushing/pulling, exposure to heat/cold.


Monday – Friday; 8-5 is standard, may include nights/weekends/holidays as required by project/supervisor

Job Summary:

A post-doctoral position is available in the hemp production research program managed by Dr. Bob Pearce 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.

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Preferred Education/Experience:

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

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University Community of Inclusion:

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.




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Posted: 4/9/2021
Application Due: 5/1/2021
Work Type: Full Time