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Postdoctoral Researcher 


A postdoctoral research opportunity is currently available with the RIPE Project working in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Global Change and Photosynthesis Research Unit (GCPRU) located in Urbana, Illinois.

This position will assist with genetically mapping loci associated with variation in soybean and cowpea canopy architecture and photosynthetic traits. Differences in canopy architecture can influence the light environment within a crop canopy and the subsequent rate and efficiency of photosynthesis of leaves. This project will take advantage of diverse collections of soybean and cowpea to characterize differences in canopy architecture in the two crops, understand the impacts of canopy architecture on leaf and canopy photosynthesis, and genetically map and confirm genes associated with physiological traits.

Find more information and apply online by December 9, 2019, at 3:00:00 PM Eastern Time Zone.

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