Postdoctoral Researcher

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A Postdoctoral Researcher position is available for 1.5 year for a grant-funded integrated project. The grant project is with multiple Universities working together on both research and extension tasks, especially on building a decision-making tool. The postdoctoral researcher will collaborate with the national agricultural community to encourage systematic evaluation of manure management systems, and the adoption of nutrient removal water recycling technology.

The postdoc researcher will have opportunities working with innovative farmers and industry partners, to collect information for the research project and to address on-farm implementation. Successful candidate will be expected to analyze data, prepare reports and submit manuscripts in a timely fashion for project and peer-reviewed publications, train and mentor students, and assist with proposal writing.


Minimum Qualifications:  Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in Agricultural, Biological, or Environmental Engineering, or a related field by the time of appointment.

Must have a valid US driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license soon. Travel to different parts of the US is needed to visit industry partners and farms, and to collect field data.

Application Materials

Please contact Teng Lim for more details or questions. Interested candidates please email (limt@missouri.edu ) to express interest  Apply online at https://hr.missouri.edu/job-openings , Job ID# 46148 and include (1) a brief cover letter, (2) CV, and (3) contact information of at least 2 references (must include PhD supervisor as one reference).

Teng Lim, Ph.D., P.E.
Extension Professor, Extension Agricultural Engineer

Other Information

University of Missouri is designated as a Research I and AAU Certified University which both document it is in the top tier of U.S. Universities.  Columbia is located between St. Louis and Kansas City, Missouri, often described as a charming college town that has good food, diverse residents, and great public schools and art. Columbia has been named “Top 100 Places to Live in the US” many times.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits.  The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts.  For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving  the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Director of Employee and Labor Relations at 573-884-2577.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility and ADA at 573-884-7278.


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