Post Doctoral Associate in Weed Science

Fayetteville, AR
Jun 30, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Number NCA141P

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Working Title Post Doctoral Associate in Weed Science

Position Number 15604

Department Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences

About the University

About the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture
The Division of Agriculture is a state wide campus, with faculty based on University campuses, at Research and Extension Centers and in every Arkansas County. It consists of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station (AAES) and the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service (CES), and is home to more than 1400 employees. The Division was established in 1959 and is headed by the Vice-President for Agriculture. The Division headquarters is located in Little Rock with the rest of the University of Arkansas System Administration.
As an employer, the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

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Job Type Staff

Summary of Job Duties

Duties include summarizing weed biology data, collecting data and publishing papers on the efficacy on experimental herbicides, and conducting research to better understand seed retention and the population dynamics of weed control programs over several growing seasons in the Midsouth. The candidate will attend professional meetings, publish in appropriate referred journals, and contribute to securing extramural support for the program. The successful applicant will conduct research on the population dynamics of the most common weeds of the Midsouth in cropping systems that integrate both chemical and nonchemical tactics. Emphasis will be placed on integrating harvest weed seed control strategies into current production systems for soybean and wheat. The incumbent will be expected to develop an independent research program within an internationally renowned research group at the University of Arkansas that is working to develop solutions to increasing loss of herbicides through evolution of weed resistance. The incumbent will analyze data, present data at professional meetings, and write and publish results in appropriate journals in collaboration with other scientists on the project at the University of Arkansas and other institutions.

Minimum Qualifications: Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.

PhD in weed science or closely related field, and demonstrated publication record are required.

Does this job require any license(s)/certification(s)? No

If yes, please specify

Preferred Qualifications

Additional experiences in weed biology, ecology, and modeling would be preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

Strong written and oral communication skills.

Physical activities associated with this position

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations please contact the Division's Office of Affirmative Action at

Physical Conditions None. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).

Work Schedule Monday - Friday 8-5; hours can vary

Overtime Eligible No

Is this position weather/event essential? If yes, the employee in this position will report to work at the scheduled time when the University is closed due to inclement conditions. No

Work Location/Building ALTH

Benefits Eligible Yes

Appointment Percent 100

Salary Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Does this Position require a Motor Vehicle Reports Check? Yes

Does this position require a background check? Yes

Does this position require a substance abuse test? Yes

Pre-employment Screening Requirements

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check and drug screening. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Posting Detail Information

Future Open Date

Close Date 07/28/2017

Open Until Filled No

Anticipated Start Date 08/14/2017

Anticipated End Date (for temporary appointments)

Recruitment Contact Information

Jason Norsworthy

Special Instructions Summary

Hiring Location 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.

EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs and services without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Internal Posting No

City, St. Fayetteville, AR

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    Documents Needed to Apply
    Required Documents
    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
    3. List of three Professional References (name, title, email address and contact number)
    Optional Documents