Fellow (Post Doc)

Mar 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

General Description of Position:

Fellow Post-Doc position in Range Science located in Woodward, OK. 

This is a term position renewable annually.

Information about the Department:

This position is located in Woodward, OK. 


Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity, and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university established the Office of Diversity, led by the associate vice provost for diversity and a dedicated staff.  Additionally, each college has a designated Diversity Point Person to provide insight and guidance.  

Kansas State University received the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity, or HEED, award from Insight Into Diversity magazine for the past three years.  Multicultural students account for 15 percent of our student population, a university record and continuing trend.

Job Description:

Fellow Post-Doc position in Range Science located in Woodward, OK. 

The GrazingCAP project is a multi-institutional research and extension project aimed at better understanding resilience and vulnerability of beef cattle production in the Southern Great Plains under changing climate, land use and markets. A postdoctoral associate is needed to support a rangeland scientist that's 1) evaluating the use of very large-scale aerial (VLSA) imagery to characterize native vegetation at sites in Oklahoma, and 2) assessing the effects of patch burning on landscape utilization patterns by cattle from GPS collars.

The incumbent will work closely with a range scientist and other project personnel to process imagery and GPS collar data, analyze these data, and prepare reports and manuscript for publications.


Job duties include:

  • Analyzing and summarizing research data
  • Publishing research findings in peer-reviewed journals
  • Present research findings at national conferences and the annual GrazingCAP meetings
  • Participate in proposal writing
  • Perform related and unplanned tasks consistent with the GrazingCAP project research


Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in range science, ecology, soil science, plant science or related field
  • Knowledge of statistical analysis, image analysis, remote sensing and GIS
  • Ability to work independently and interact with a multidisciplinary team of scientists
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of Southern Great Plains native plants and the ability to identify and name species

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge and experience characterizing herbaceous vegetation from imagery.

Knowledge and experience using R statistical software and open source GIS software such as QGIS, PostGIS, and/or GDAL.

Physical Activities and Environmental Conditions:

This position exposes the incumbent to environmental extremes of heat and cold.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, applicant should upload a letter of interest, CV/resume and the contact information of three professional references.

Screening of Applications Begins:

Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found. 

Salary Range / Pay Rate:


Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University may procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee. 



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