POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE (Soil Scientist)

Location
East Wareham, Massachusetts
Salary
$71,987 - $93,588 per annum
Posted
Jan 24, 2022
Closes
Mar 25, 2022
Discipline
Soil ecology
Job Type
Postdoc
Organization Type
Government

The USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit in East Wareham, Massachusetts, is seeking a POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE (Soil Scientist), GS-11, for a TWO YEAR APPOINTMENT.  Ph.D. is required. Salary is funded with annual federal appropriations and commensurate with experience ($71,987 - $93,588 per annum) plus benefits. Citizenship restrictions apply.

USDA-ARS is currently investigating nitrogen (N) cycling in soils of cranberry farms. Research led by the incumbent will evaluate net mineralization and nitrification rates in cranberry agriculture. Incumbent will be expected to:

  • Write peer-reviewed publications and present results at national and international conferences;
  • Lead research on N cycling in cranberry agriculture;
  • Contribute to research on water quality of Buzzards Bay.

Knowledge of soil biogeochemistry of peatlands is desirable. Send cover letter, CV, and references to Dr. Casey Kennedy, casey.kennedy@usda.gov. 

USDA/ARS is an equal opportunity provider and employer.