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Postdoctoral Fellow

University of Idaho
Idaho, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Aug 29, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Agriculture & Animal Sciences
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University of Idaho

Postdoctoral Fellow

Location: Aberdeen

Division/College: Col of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Employee Category: Exempt

Pay Range: $50,003.20 or higher depending upon experience

FTE: 1.0

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:
CIP Code 1120.

The position will focus on research in soil fertility, plant nutrition, and canopy sensing technologies in barley and wheat crops. The person filling this position will be expected to draft manuscripts for publication for field work already completed. The candidate will also be expected to take day-to-day responsibility for the management of one or more ongoing research projects. The candidate may write project reports, give presentations to industry and academia, prepare papers for publication, and provide mentoring to more junior members of the lab.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in Soil Science, Crop Science or related degree.
  • Experience with written communication skills producing high quality peer reviewed papers.
  • Experience presenting at professional meetings.
  • Experience summarizing and interpreting experimental data showing analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Experience using computer software and applications for statistical procedures, word processing, and scientific graphics programming.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • A strong and relevant research background and ability to pay attention to detail.
  • Interest in and experience with soil fertility, plant nutrition, and canopy sensing technologies.
  • Experience designing experiments and analyzing the results. Experience using regression analysis and ANOVA with repeated measures.
  • Experience using lab equipment including scales, NIR, and CNS analyzers (e.g., Elementar Cube), and colorimetry (e.g., SKALAR San++).

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:
  • Ability to safely drive and perform work with a truck.
  • Ability to lift, carry and/or otherwise move objects weighing up to 50 pounds.

Required Licensures, Certifications or other
  • Ability to drive UI vehicles and pass driving background check.

Posting Number: SP003564P

Posting Date: 08/29/2022

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:
Applications received by September 18, 2022, will receive first consideration.

IMPORTANT: To be considered, your “Letter of Qualification” must address EACH of the required qualifications, including pertinent education and/or experience. In addition, to improve your ranking during the evaluation process, address as many of the Preferred Qualifications as possible. Information on a resume WILL NOT be accepted as a substitute for submitting a Letter of Qualification.

In addition to the online application materials requested, please have one recommendation letter submitted directly by the reference to Dr. Jared Spackman at the following email address:

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

To apply, please visit:

EEO Statement
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.


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