Post-doctoral research fellow in Soil Health, North Dakota

University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, ND
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Post Doctoral Appointments
$46,000 annual, exempt, full-time, benefitted
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The Department of Biology is seeking a 12-month, post-doctoral research fellow to conduct research on the soil health benefits of the Conservation Reserve Program as part of a USDA-funded project that involves over 400 sampling sites across the U.S. The initial appointment will be for one year and is full time and benefitted, with potential for renewal for a second year, pending annual review of performance and continued availability of funding. Duties & Responsibilities: Coordinate summer soil receiving and initial processing Help to conduct summer field sampling and vegetation surveys Analyze and interpret molecular identification of soil biota Draft manuscripts for publication and proposals for external grants Prepare project reports Maintain instruments and lab environment Mentor junior team members Required Competencies: Highly self-motivated and enthusiastic in research Capable of working independently Quantitative modeling and data analysis skills Good oral and written communication skills Effective interpersonal skills, including the ability to collaborate effectively with faculty, staff, and students Ability to mentor junior team members
Minimum Requirements: Ph.D. in ecology or a related field Successful completion of criminal history records check. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. Official transcripts from the highest educational institution must be provided upon hire. Preferred Qualifications: Field experience in soil sampling or vegetation surveys Research experience in soil biota and/or nematode ecology Research experience in molecular biology Experience with computing software (R, SAS, Python, MATLAB, GIS) Experience in publishing first-authored papers or grant writing U.S. Driver’s license For full consideration, applications must be received by March 1, 2022 and include the following materials: Cover letter Curriculum Vitae Contact information for 2 to 3 references
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Brian Darby
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