Utah State University

Postdoctoral Fellow I (Crop Physiology Laboratory)

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 4 months ago(6/30/2021 11:56 PM)
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Research (non-Faculty)
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Benefited Full-Time
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College of Agriculture & Applied Sc
Plants Soils & Climate
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


The Crop Physiology Laboratory at Utah State University has an opening for Postdoctoral Research Fellow I with background in controlled environment crop physiology and production. https://caas.usu.edu/labs/cpl/.


This position is funded by three sources:

1) A NASA grant that seeks to improve food production on Mars https://cubes.space/

2) A USDA grant that seeks to improve the efficiency of horticultural lighting on Earth https://www.hortlamp.org/

3) A consortium of growers who seek to optimize quality of botanical medicines from crops in the genus Cannabis


Estimated start date for these positions is August 1, 2021.


Conduct controlled environment research in collaboration with a team, Design studies, summarize results publish in referred journals.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in Horticulture, Plant Science, or related discipline
  • A background in plant physiology, photobiology, nutrition, and/or controlled environment crop production
  • Excellent written, oral communication, and collaboration skills
  • Demonstrated ability to publish in refereed journals
  • Independently plan and conduct research
  • Data analysis and presentation of research findings at professional meetings
  • Demonstrated ability to publish in peer-reviewed journals
  • Ability to help supervise undergraduate employees and graduate students

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in photosynthetic gas exchange and automated data acquisition

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1. Resume/CV to be uploaded into the Candidate Profile under "Other Documents 1-10"

2. Cover Letter describing how your knowledge, skills and experience are aligned with the requirements of this position, to be uploaded under "Other Documents 1-10"

3. Transcript(s) to be uploaded under "Other Documents 1-10" (unofficial copy is OK, undergraduate and graduate school)

4. Contact information for three professional references


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


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