Job Overview

Summary

Find Solutions to Agricultural Problems that Affect Americans Every Day, From Field to Table

The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the United States Department of Agriculture'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.

Applications for this position will be accepted from both US Citizens and Foreign Nationals who meet both  Appropriations Law and Immigration Law requirements found under "Foreign Nationals Eligible for Federal Employment" at http://www.afm.ars.usda.gov/hrd/EmployForeignNationals/index.htm.

**ANNOUNCEMENT IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED OR December 31, 2013**

Duties

The incumbent will be responsible for identifying the direction and rate of change in various dynamic soil properties in response to management, soil and climatic variables using data mining and meta-analysis techniques. Working with modelers, the postdoctoral researcher will develop or enhance subroutines or other algorithms for these properties. Finally, in collaboration with soil scientists, incumbent will assist in the design of field sampling protocol(s) at the appropriate spatial scale(s), suitable for model/algorithm validation. 

Travel Required

  • Not Required