The Department of Soil and Water Systems at the University of Idaho and USDA ARS Northwest Irrigation and Soils Research Unit in Kimberly, Idaho are seeking a dynamic motivated candidate for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Soil and Nutrient Management working with Dr. Linda Schott. The position is a 21-month non-tenure leading, full-time position, pending satisfactory progress after the first year and will begin Spring 2023. The objective of the project is to evaluate the impacts of variable soil depth on crop yield, water use, and nutrient uptake. The major duties are to work in a research team to (1) plan and conduct research evaluate the impacts of variable soil depth on crop yield, water use, and nutrient uptake on several commercial production fields in Southern Idaho; (2) coordinate with other scientists to provide day-to-day research execution, data collection, and data analysis; and (3) transfer knowledge through scholarly publications and presentations to scientific and industry groups as well as the general public.
The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. in agricultural engineering, biological systems engineering, agronomy, agricultural systems technology, or related program. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in field-based research and GIS. More information about the Department of Soil and Water Systems can be found at https://www.uidaho.edu/cals/soil-and-water-systems# while information about USDA ARS NWISR can be found at https://www.ars.usda.gov/pacific-west-area/kimberly-id/northwest-irrigation-and-soils-research/.
Application Deadline: February 28, 2023 or until suitable applicant is located.
Applicants should send the following materials by email to Linda Schott (firstname.lastname@example.org) with “Soil Depth Post Doc” in the subject line: (1) curriculum vita, (2) cover letter describing research interests and experience, (3) transcripts, and (4) names and contact information for three references.