Research Scholar - Crop and Soil Sciences
PG190894EPInternal Recruitment :
Research Scholar - Crop and Soil SciencesAnticipated Hiring Range:
Commensurate with Experience.Work Schedule:
Monday - Friday, 8:00am-5:00pmJob Location:
Work location is negotiable.Department :
Crop and Soil SciencesAbout the Department:
The Department of Crop and Soil Sciences encompasses diverse disciplines in research extension and teaching. The department’s mission is to develop future leaders in crop, soil and environmental sciences, improve crop plants and products, devise effective and sustainable crop production systems, devise effective and sustainable soil management techniques in both agriculture and urban settings; and disseminate crop, soil, and environmental science knowledge for the benefit of users and producers of food, feed turf, biofuels and fiber in North Carolina, the nation and the world.Essential Job Duties:
- A Research Scholar position is available with the Modernizing Fertilizer Recommendations: Fertilizer Recommendation Support Tool, or “FRST”, initiative. This project aims to develop a soil-test and crop-response-to-fertilization searchable web-based tool that provides more consistent, transparent, and science-based decision support for nutrient recommendations across the USA for major crops.
- This position will involve working with a team of land grant university and USDA scientists involved in the FRST project with specific responsibilities of leading the development of the minimum dataset database and vetting it with project colleagues. This position will take the lead in working with the Agriculture Research Service (ARS) computing team to transform the database (excel) into a relational database. The position will lead in the collection, curation, and addition of relevant data from published and unpublished soil-test correlation-calibration trial, and supervise post-doc(s). The incumbent will also be expected to assistant with writing grant proposals in conjunction with the team. This position will also be responsible for presenting and publishing research data and findings.
- The successful candidate will work as part of a coalition lead by NC State University, University of Arkansas, Penn State University, University of Kentucky, and USDA-ARS. The work location is negotiable among the locations represented by scientists associated with the lead institutions.
- Additional duties as assigned.
- PhD in Soil Science or a closely related discipline with a focus on soil fertility with experience in soil chemistry, plant nutrition, and especially soil testing.
- At least one year of experience as a post-doc. related to soil test correlation and calibration.
- Working knowledge or experience with soil test correlation/calibration research and considerable experience designing, developing.
- The candidate must have excellent written and oral communication skills with demonstrated ability to communicate with faculty engaged in soil testing.
- Experience using relational database systems.
- Knowledge of data management, and mapping, literature review techniques and data mining.
- Valid NC Driver’s License or the ability to obtain one within 60 days of hire. This position will need to travel to participating universities.
YesCommercial Driver's License required:
NoJob Open Date:
04/06/2021Anticipated Close Date:
Open Until Filled.Special Instructions to Applicants:
- Please attach a Cover Letter, CV, and Contact Information for Three (3) Professional References.
EHRA Non-FacultyFull Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week):
12 Month RecurringMandatory Designation - Adverse Weather:
Mandatory - Adverse WeatherMandatory Designation - Emergency Events:
Mandatory - Medical EmergenciesIs this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?:
110901 - Crop and Soil SciencesAA/EOE:
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