Advertised Employing Department: Iowa Nutrient Research Center/Iowa Water Center
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
The Iowa Nutrient Research Center and the Iowa Water Center seek a shared post-doc position to complete two separate projects related to soil and water quality assessment.
INRC: Incorporate best management practice information into the development of nutrient reduction scenarios for various watersheds across Iowa account for maximum level of implementation that could be achieved with various practices; scenario development will also assess cost effectiveness of various options.
IWC: Evaluate remotely sensed inputs required for the Daily Erosion Project (dailyerosion.org) to field-observed data to verify input data and validate the model, and indentify and update remote sensing data in Landsat images.
Required Education and Experience:
Earned PhD in soil science, agronomy, natural resources, agricultural or civil engineering, environmental science, or similar program.
Knowledge and/or experience in soil and water quality assessment including monitoring and modeling.
Background in utilizing GIS.
Knowledge in programming (experience with Python or R.)
Preferred Education and Experience:
Familiarity with nutrient related issues in row-crop agriculture.
Record of scholarly publications, including author/coauthor of peer-reviewed publications
Ability to write publications for wide audiences
Demonstrated record of working in multi-disciplinary teams
Appointment beyond first year dependent on continued funding.
Proposed End Date or Length of Term: One year from date of hire
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com).
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.