The USDA Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) Adaptive Cropping Systems Laboratory in the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC) located in Beltsville, MD is seeking a Research Plant Physiologist/Soil Scientist/Agricultural Engineer for a permanent full-time scientific position. The mission of this unit is to apply systems theory to the solution of complex, agricultural problems and to develop computer-aided farm decision support systems and assessment tools for environmental study and analysis. This position affords the opportunity to quantify bio-physical interactions within the soil-plant-atmospheric system at a range of temporal and spatial scales as part of the project "Experimentally Assessing and Modeling the Impact of Climate and Management on the Resiliency of Crop-Weed-Soil-Agro-Ecosystems." The primary duties of this position include: developing research plans and conducting experiments within the overall objectives of the Management Unit, working as part of a multi-disciplinary team to conceptualize and develop innovative mechanistic crop modeling approaches to quantify and simulate complex, multifaceted agricultural systems issues, disseminating research findings in peer-reviewed journals and providing consultation, both internal and external to ARS, and contributing research to ARS National Program 216 – Agricultural Systems Competitiveness and Sustainability. This vacancy is open for application on 7/01/2020 and will close at 11:59pm on 7/30/2020. To view the announcement and/or apply, please go https://www.usajobs.gov and search for announcement ARS-D20Y-10807198-TLH.
If you have any questions regarding the additional duties of this position please contact Dr. V. R. Reddy at email@example.com or Dr. David Fleisher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
USDA/ARS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider. U.S. citizenship is required for this permanent position.
A doctoral degree in Plant Physiology, Soil Science, Agricultural Engineering, or related scientific discipline. Specialized experience in conceiving and conducting research studies in biological sciences, soil sciences, agricultural engineering, or physical sciences involving quantification of agronomic crop and/or soil responses to abiotic factors using mathematical and/or statistical processes, and the use and development of mechanistic crop or soil models.
U.S. citizenship is required for this permanent position.
Additional Salary Information: $86,335.00 - $133,465.00 per year plus benefits.
Internal Number: ARS-D20Y-10807198-TLH
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