Postdoctoral Research Associate in Sustainable Soil Management

Knoxville, TN
Oct 29, 2020
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Sustainable SoilManagement

The Department of Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science at the University ofTennessee-Knoxville has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral researcher withexpertise in soil health and agroecology. The main goal of this position is tounderstand the agronomic and ecological responses of soil health-buildingpractices by leveraging the long-term field experiments in Tennessee. Theselected candidate is also expected to establish new field experiments toinvestigate the ecosystem services from diverse and low-input cropping practicesincluding organic farming. Thisis a grant-funded position and is contingent upon the continued funding of thegrant and satisfactory performance.


Qualifications andResponsibilities:

By the time of hire, the successful candidate should hold a Ph.D. in SoilScience, Agronomy, Soil Ecology, Environmental Science, or a closely relatedfield with a specialization in carbon and nutrient cycling and microbialecology. Applicants should possess excellent academic and research performancerecords and strong oral and written communication skills. Preference will begiven to applicants with prior experience in one or more of the following:establishing agricultural field trials, designing and conducting experiments oncarbon and nitrogen mineralization, troubleshooting analytical instrumentsincluding CN analyzers and Gas Chromatographs, and microbial communityanalysis. A demonstrated record of high-quality publications and grantsmanshipare also very important criteria for selection. The position is based inKnoxville, TN but requires frequent travel to the experimental sites acrossTennessee.

Open date:

Screening of the applications will begin immediately and will continue until asuitable candidate is identified. Candidates who are currently obtaining aPh.D. will also be considered, but the degree must be conferred by December2020.

Interested candidates should complete an online application and submit thefollowing:
● A letter of interest describing the applicant’s suitability for the positionand research interests
● Curriculum vitae
● Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts
● Contact information for three references

Applicants should applyonline at:

For more details about the position, contact Drs. Sindhu Jagadamma ([email protected]) or Jaehoon Lee ([email protected]).

Job: Research Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-Knoxville
Organization: Biosys Eng & Soil Science-Res
Schedule: Part-time
Job Posting: Oct 27, 2020, 8:31:40 AM