Post-Doctoral Associate-Organic Agriculture

Tuskegee, AL
Aug 28, 2020
Position Type
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Date: August 25, 2020 Posting End Date: October 25, 2020

Position: Post-Doctoral Associate- Organic Agriculture Location: CAENS/GWCAES

Status: Full Time; Exempt

Special Qualifications
In keeping with the President’s commitment to Tuskegee University demonstrating “Excellence in Every Way”, the ideal Post-Doctoral Associate will possess the willingness to use his or her expertise to assist in the University’s efforts to be a sustainable academic organization committed to excellence.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
The Organic Farming Program is seeking a post-doctoral research associate to join a multi-disciplinary team studying soil, crop, and crop protection in organic farming systems. The goal of the research is to develop site-specific recommendations on vegetable crops for organic growers in the Southeast. We pursue a scientist who is deeply interested in an integrated approach in organic agriculture research and excited about fieldwork and interacting with team members. The successful candidate must:

  • Establish field, laboratory, and greenhouse experiments, collect data, conduct laboratory analysis (daily laboratory operations, MSDS, ordering supplies, safety, etc.), and develop a tracking system for supplies, equipment log, etc.

  • Provide leadership on data analyses and evaluation of research experiments
  • Organize and participate in fieldwork and demonstrate ability in field experiment design and data interpretation
  • Participate in research project design, implementation, data dissimilation, preparation, and publication of manuscripts in peer-reviewed scientific journals, workshops, conferences, etc.

  • Develop and nurture novel research ideas and concepts that promote current research and possess excellent scientific writing ability

  • Demonstrate ability to work effectively and collegially with vegetable growers and others; be a team player

  • Recognize and notify PI of existing and/or potential hindrances to the successful operation of the organic program

  • Demonstrate familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, EndNote, and SAS

  • Cooperate with faculty and students in preparing publications and presentations for professional meetings and extension activities
  • Active involvement in grant writing to secure funding for the continuation of research projects
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Ph.D. in soil, agronomy, crop, entomology, or a related field. Field and laboratory work experience.
  • CV documentation, copy of transcripts, one relevant publication, and one or two-page cover letter briefly describing how the applicant meets the essential qualifications. Three references with contact information must be provided.

Commensurate with education, training, and experience: Salary is contingent upon outside funding.

The statements contained in this job announcement reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility. It should not be considered as an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.

Applications are available at the following link:

Each applicant, including all current/existing employees, must complete and submit a Tuskegee University employment application, resume/CV, and 3 to 5 letters of reference with detailed contact information. Copies of unofficial transcripts must also be submitted (official transcript(s) will be required upon hire). Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and submit a completed application packet for consideration of the position. The University reserves the right not to fill the position in the event of budgetary or operational constraints.

Completed applications may be mailed or submitted electronically to:
Office of Human Resources
Attn: Employment/Recruitment
1200 West Montgomery Road
101 Kresge Center
Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, Alabama 36088
Email Address: [email protected] Fax: 334-724-4319

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer-Male/Female/Veteran/Disabled
Federal law requires identity and employment eligibility verifications on Form I-9 within three (3) business days of employment.
Must be able to pass a drug screen and background check.

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