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Post-Doctoral Fellow- Environmental Nutrient Management

Auburn University
Auburn, Alabama, United States
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Jan 1, 2024

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Post-Doctoral Fellow- Environmental Nutrient Management

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The department of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences at Auburn University is seeking a candidate for the position of Post-Doctoral Fellow. This is a benefits eligible, non-tenure track position. The appointment is for an initial period of two years, with the possibility of renewal up to a maximum of a four year period depending on performance and funding availability.

The individual selected for this position will work in environmental nutrient management with a focus on understanding nutrient mineralization of animal manures, as well as their fate and transport in the environment. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

1) Conducting laboratory, greenhouse, and field experiments on manure mineralization; 2) operation of analytical instruments such as ICP - AES, Ion chromatography (IC), and UV- VIS, including quality control and quality assurance; 3) management and organization of data; 4) supervision of graduate students and undergraduate student workers; and 5) dissemination of research findings through presentations at field days, workshops, national conferences, and manuscript preparation for submission to peer reviewed journal articles.

The successful candidate is expected to be self-driven, independent, highly organized, and personable. Prior experience in field and laboratory settings is essential.

Minimum Qualifications

The minimum qualifications include an earned Ph.D. from an accredited institution in Soil Science, Agronomy, Soil Microbiology, Soil Chemistry, or a closely related field by the expected position start date. Candidates should have experience with laboratory, greenhouse, and field experiments, and a demonstrated ability to collect, organize, and analyze data using R or SAS . The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the term of employment.

Desired Qualifications

Desired qualifications include experience with manure mineralization studies; models such as Hydrus and DayCent; wet chemical analytical instruments; and microbial methods.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must apply for the position electronically through
and submit the following: 1) cover letter, 2) current curriculum vita, 3) copies of all academic transcripts, and 4) representative manuscripts. When prompted during the on-line application process, please provide names, phone numbers and email addresses of three professional references. Review of applications will begin on May 11, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Only complete application materials will be considered.

For questions regarding the position, please contact Dr. Rishi Prasad at

Auburn University is a land-grant institution with a student enrollment of more than 31,500. The University provides instruction in approximately 70 academic departments and maintains graduate research and public service programs of a broad scope. The University is located in the city of Auburn in east-central Alabama near the metropolitan areas of Montgomery and Birmingham, Alabama, and Columbus and Atlanta, Georgia.

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