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Postdoctoral Research Associate Position in the Prairie and Bioenergy Lab

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, Illinois
This position includes a competitive salary and full benefits.
Closing date
Sep 3, 2021
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We are looking for a post-doc to join Dr. Lee’s Prairie and Bioenergy Lab at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The candidate’s duties may vary but will include tasks related to agronomy, modelling and data analysis for bioenergy feedstock production. A prospective candidate should be versatile and flexible to work on a number of tasks as they are needed. She/he may be involved in some of the lab’s current projects but will take the lead on a DOE funded projects immediately.  

The candidate is expected to have a background in agronomy and previous work/research experience with modelling and data analysis. One of our projects will include high-resolution multispectral image collection from UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle). These images will be analyzed along with greenhouse gas emission and phenotypic data for modelling of crop growth and estimating yield, etc. Projects are expected to generate large quantities of data that will require both data processing and statistical analysis.

This position will include the operation of motor vehicles and traveling to various field sites (in and out of state) to perform work. The candidate will also assist other graduate students, post-docs, and/or technicians in field and greenhouse work such as plant propagation and maintenance, field experimental design, sample collection, along with planting and harvesting. The position will also include the supervision of undergraduate students as they perform various tasks in the field and lab.

For more information on D.K. Lee, his research lab, and the project page, please visit:,, and

Interested candidates should contact D.K. Lee ( with a resume, cover letter indicating qualifications and contact information for three professional references. Selected candidates will be contacted for a follow-up interview.

Illinois is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity (

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