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    Summary

    This position is located in the USDA Agricultural Research Service's Agricultural Water Efficiency and Salinity Research Unit, in Riverside, CA. This position will have the task of elucidating and quantifying the chemical and mineralogical processes operating in soil­water systems that influence crop production, soil and water conservation, and environmental pollution.

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    Responsibilities

    • Conceive, plan, and conduct basic and applied research on chemical and mineralogical processes affecting the safe use of degraded irrigation waters and waste waters for food production.
    • Conduct research on the diagnosis, management and amelioration of saline and sodic soils.
    • Develop criteria for assessing water suitability for irrigation.
    • Predict and control irrigation impacts on soil and water quality in the context of crop production, soil and water conservation, and environmental quality.
    • Apply findings and expertise to the management of agricultural water; diagnosis, management, and reclamation of salt-affected soils and waters; and assessment of water quality.
    • Coordinate research activities with other scientists at the research center and elsewhere to complement and integrate ongoing experimental and theoretical research aimed at building sustainable agricultural systems for arid and semi-arid regions.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    15

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