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If you are interested in joining our program, please contact Diane Wang with a statement of interest and your CV. Funding is limited, so prospective graduate students and postdoctoral associates are encouraged to explore external funding opportunities (e.g., NSF & USDA for U.S. citizens and national fellowships from home countries for international students). We also welcome undergraduates in the life sciences, engineering and computer science interested in gaining research experience.


915 W. State Street

West Lafayette, IN 47907

Office: 2-347 Lilly Hall

Lab: 2-304 Lilly Hall


Tel: +1-765-496-4934

Current opportunities

Lab Technician

We are seeking a detail-oriented and organized individual to help manage group projects in the greenhouse, lab and field. Click below for more information, including how to apply:

Postdoctoral Researcher

We are looking to hire a post-doctoral researcher (PR) to join a new NSF PGRP-funded research project integrating field-based phenomics with biophysical process-based modeling in plants to examine mechanisms of drought response in upland cotton. The PR will be responsible for leading model development and liaising with partner institutions (University of Arizona, University of Wyoming and Boyce Thompson Institute). The overall project combines stress physiology, multi -omics approaches, high-throughput phenotyping and ecophysiological modeling. 

The primary role for the PR will be to iteratively adapt a process-based model for use in cotton, testing against field-based data collected from conventional and high-throughput methods. They will also coordinate the transfer of data, materials, and model results across organizations as well as mentor undergraduate students over the summer as part of Broader Impact activities. This project is a collaborative effort requiring a team-oriented approach across multiple partner institutions and is led by a group of dynamic, early-career faculty committed to the professional development of the PR.

The postdoctoral researcher is expected to publish project results in peer-reviewed journals and participate in broad dissemination of project findings and other outreach activities. Travel to Arizona and Wyoming to assist in experimental work may be required. The PR will be based at Purdue University and supervised by Diane Wang (Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Agronomy).


  • Ph.D. in a relevant discipline (e.g., plant/crop ecophysiology, process-based modeling, geography) to be completed by the start of the appointment

  • Proficiency in one or several programming languages

  • Interest in working on topics related to agriculture, crop diversity, and climate impacts (especially drought)

  • Experience and commitment to outreach efforts

  • Evidence of ability to work collaboratively as well as independently

TO APPLY: Send a cover letter, CV, and copies of two recent publications to