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Postdoctoral Associate in Irrigation Research
Kansas State University

Date Posted Dec. 24, 2022
Title Postdoctoral Associate in Irrigation Research
University Kansas State University
Garden City, KS, United States
Department Southwest Research-Extension Center
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Water Management/Policy
    Land & Water Resource Engineering
    Environmental Science & Ecology
    Engineering/Engineering Extension
    Biosystems Engineering
    Agronomy/Plant & Soil Sciences
    Agricultural Extension
    Agricultural - General

About this role:

A postdoctoral position is available in the irrigation research group at the Southwest Research-Extension Center, Garden City, in the area of field research and limited/deficit irrigation management. The successful candidate will be a key member of a research team conducting advanced deficit irrigation research for major crops grown in the US Central Plains including corn, cotton, wheat, grain sorghum and forages. The candidate will also be involved in highly collaborative activities involving development of decision support tools for producers, crop consultants and other stakeholders. The candidate will be expected to conduct agronomic field experiments, write peer reviewed journal articles, present research results at meetings, and participate in proposal writing and field work activities. Kansas State University actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Why join us:

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans,
paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit:  

Worksite options:

This position is required to be performed on-site. Work is performed on employer premises or designated assignment location.

Minimum Qualifications:

A doctoral degree or PhD in agricultural engineering or closely related field by start date is preferred. Documented Experience with field research, data analysis, manuscript preparation and presentation of research meetings.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with designing and implementing agronomic field experiments, programing, running statistical analysis, and general knowledge of irrigation management for row crops.

Other Requirements:

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Cover letter
  2. CV
  3. Three authored publications
  4. Three professional references

  • Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community (

    Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

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Contact Information

  • Jonathan Aguilar
    Southwest Research-Extension Center
    Kansas State University
    4500 E. Mary Street
    Garden City, KS 67846


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