Cluster-Hire: Postdoctoral Research Fellows (16 positions in various locations.)
Texas A&M AgriLife Research
Location: College Station, Texas
Type: Full Time
Required Education: Doctorate
16 openings available.
Internal Number: R-043893
Texas A&M AgriLife Research is hiring 16 Postdoctoral Research Fellows through a cluster-hire to work on various research projects with a focus on advancing health through agriculture. The postdoctoral fellows will be advised by top scientists at Texas A&M University/AgriLife, Prairie View A&M University, and US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS).
Overview: The positions are associated with The Institute for Advancing Health Through Agriculture (IHA, https://iha.tamu.edu/), a new organizational unit within Texas A&M AgriLife Research established to advance research that connects production agriculture with human, environmental and economic health outcomes. IHA has three focus areas: Responsive Agriculture, Precision Nutrition, and Healthy Living. Collectively, these focus areas bring together experts across a myriad of disciplines (including agriculture, nutrition, behavioral and life sciences, public health, engineering, data and computation science, and economics) working collaboratively to develop solutions to many of the most pressing issues facing the food and agriculture systems today in a manner that can support human, environmental, and economic health. The Postdoctoral Fellows Program is designed to support the mission of the IHA and to enhance collaborations between Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Prairie View A&M University, and USDA-ARS scientists. The postdoctoral fellows and advisors will coordinate efforts across different positions and locations and institutions. Specific research topics are listed below. The postdoctoral fellows will be located at various location as described below.
Compensation: Each postdoctoral fellow will be provided a competitive salary plus benefits (including health insurance) for two years, with the possibility of extension dependent upon performance and availability of funds. The postdoctoral fellows, through their advisors, will have access to funds for research supplies, travel, publications, and professional development. The expected start date is negotiable but anticipated for the spring of 2022. All successful applicants will be expected to hold a PhD at the time of appointment in a relevant field and demonstrate academic excellence. Candidates interested in applying for the positions at any of the USDA-ARS locations must be authorized to work in the U.S. Additional information about each position and instructions for applying are detailed below. A candidate may apply for up to two positions.
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Application Review: December 1, 2021 but we will continue to accept applications until the positions are filled.
Cover letter - indicate the position you are applying for and location, and describe your background and experience in the position.
Personal statement (1 page) outlining your research interests and goals. Please explain how your research will contribute to the mission of IHA.
Names and contact information of three professional references.
Academic transcripts (PhD).
Current PhD students who are on track to complete their PhD degree by spring 2022 are encouraged to apply. Please indicate your expected graduation date in the cover letter.
Texas A&M AgriLife Research is the state’s premier research agency in agriculture, natural resources, and the life sciences. We conduct hundreds of projects spanning many scientific disciplines to deliver life-sustaining and industry-changing impacts to citizens throughout Texas and around the world. We are a state agriculture agency part of Texas A&M AgriLife, which allows us to fund research across many fields.