There are many opportunities for postdoctoral research with faculty in the Interdisciplinary Plant Group. Postdoctoral researchers constitute an active core of about 80 people in the IPG. They work on a wide range of problems from basic research in model systems to applied problems in crop species. MU offers exceptional facilities for plant research featuring excellent plant growth facilities, greenhouses, seed storage areas, and genetic resources as well as state of the art labs. In addition to the Core Research Facilities, other notable facilities include a campuswide Plant Transformation Core Facility and maize and Soybean Genomics Projects.
Postdoctoral researchers are funded from research grants awarded to individual faculty members. Those interested in postdoctoral research at MU should contact individual IPG faculty members.
Resources for Postdoctoral Fellows
- Career Development Grants for Postdoctoral Women, offered by the American Society of Microbiology
- Douglas D. Randall Young Investigators Development Fund, MU travel award for which postdoctoral fellows in IPG are eligible
- MU Postdoctoral Association and MU Postdoctoral Association Travel Award
- Mizzou Office of Postdoctoral Education
- NEI Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Institutional Research Training Grants (T32) for Statistical Genetics and Genome Informatics
- USDA-Agriculture and Food Research Initiative National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Fellowships Grant Program