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Research Soil Scientist/Agronomist

Agricultural Research Service, Morris, MN, United States
Employer Description
Find Solutions to Agricultural Problems that Affect Americans Every Day, From Field to Table. This announcement has been revised from Temporary NTE 9/30/2020 to Term NTE 2 Years.
Job Description
The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the USDA's chief scientific research agency and one of the world's premiere scientific organizations. ARS Postdoctoral Research Associates are hired to supplement a lead scientist's research on agricultural problems of high national priority affecting American agriculture. The position is located in the North Central Soil Conservation Research Unit in Morris, MN. **ANNOUNCEMENT IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED OR SEPTEMBER 30, 2020**
Job Requirements
This position requires a Ph.D in soil science or a closely related discipline (agroecology, , soil science crop ecology, plant science, environmental biophysics) that included 30 semester hours or equivalent in biological, physical, or earth science, with a minimum of 15 semester hours in such subjects as soil genesis, pedology, soil chemistry, soil physics, and soil fertility OR agronomy; or related discipline of science that included at least 30 semester hours of course work in the basic plant sciences, including at least 15 semester hours in agronomic subjects, such as those dealing with plant breeding, crop production, and soil and crop management. Applicants must meet basic Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standard's requirements of the scientific discipline necessary to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position. Incumbent should have experience in designing and performing field research and conducting statistical analyses (e.g., SAS, R, JMP). Knowledge of weed science, agroecology and/or entomology is highly desired. Writing skills should be demonstrated with peer-reviewed publications.

For more information and to apply go to https://www.usajobs.gov:443/GetJob/ViewDetails/543034800

JOB DETAILS
POSTED
31 January 2020
CLOSES
18 August 2020
JOB TYPE
Full-Time
ANNUAL SALARY (US Dollars)
62236 – 80912
INDUSTRY / FIELD
Soil Science