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Postdoctoral Research Associate I - Yavapai County AZ and Tucson AZ
The University of Arizona in United, Pennsylvania
Date Posted 12/10/2021
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

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Postdoctoral Research Associate I - Yavapai County AZ and Tucson AZ
Posting Number req7951
Department Environmental Science-Res
Department Website Link https://environmentalscience.cals.arizona.edu/
Location Outside of Tucson
Address AZ USA
Position Highlights The successful candidate in this position will lead a four-year field research and extension program on a USDA_NRCS Conservative Innovative Grant (CIG) on climate-smart and sustainable agroecological practices (cover crops, manure, tillage types, recycle water, and on-farm waste management) among small-scale farmers in Arizona using farmer-participatory research.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Employee COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement
All University employees, including student workers and graduate assistants/associates, must verify that they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless they have been granted a religious or disability/medical accommodation.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Conduct field layout with farmers on their fields
  • Conduct field sampling, data collection, and entry on soil fertility and health, plant nutrition, and yield.
  • Support lab work on soil physical & chemical properties and plant shoot biomass.
  • Perform data analysis using statistical packages (SAS and/ R required) for soil health, soil fertility and physical properties, plant nutrition, and yield.
  • Write reports and publish peer-reviewed articles using the field data and reviews on related topics from the project, survey, and literature review data.
  • Coordinate all project activities (extension field days, webinars, and seminars), team meetings, and making conference presentations in ASA, SSSA, and CSSA international annual meetings.
Minimum Qualifications
  • PhD in soil science, agronomy, plant science, and related fields
  • Ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy .
Preferred Qualifications
  • Field research, extension, and peer-reviewed publication experiences
FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job FTE 1.0
Work Calendar Fiscal
Job Category Research
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Rate of Pay DOE $50,000+
Compensation Type salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
Number of Vacancies 1
Target Hire Date 1/10/2022
Expected End Date
Contact Information for Candidates For application questions: Linda Heffernan heffernl@arizona.edu For project related questions: Isaac Mpanga mpangai@arizona.edu/mpangaisaac75@gmail.com
Open Date 12/9/2021
Open Until Filled Yes
Documents Needed to Apply Curriculum Vitae (CV), Cover Letter, and One Additional Document
Special Instructions to Applicant
  • Upload a file with contact information (name, email address, telephone number) of three (3) professional references under the "Additional File" tab
  • Field work is primarily located in Yavapai County with some work in Tucson.
Diversity Statement At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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