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Postdoctoral Fellow - Crop Ecophysiology

Clemson University
South Carolina, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Feb 13, 2024

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration
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Full Time

Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow - Crop Ecophysiology

Department: College: College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences

Location: 202C BRC, Clemson, SC

Open Date: Feb 13, 2024


A postdoc position is available in the Crop Ecophysiology laboratory ( in the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences at Clemson University, Clemson, SC, for three years.
Project Description
Clemson University, in partnership with South Carolina State University and 27 other entities, is executing a pilot project, “Building Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities in South Carolina”, to provide incentives to farmers to implement selected climate-smart production practices (cover crops, reduced tillage, mulching, nutrient management, incorporation of legumes in forages, and uneven-aged silviculture). The project will measure and verify the carbon and greenhouse gas benefits associated with climate-smart practices and will support the development of markets for the resulting climate-smart commodities. The state-wide project will focus on representative agricultural production sectors of South Carolina and the Southeast, including vegetables, peanuts, beef cattle, and forest products, and will ensure meaningful involvement of small and underserved producers.
In the Peanut sector, the project collaborators will evaluate cover crops as single species or mixtures under conventional and reduced tillage to determine cover crop-by-tillage interaction effects on soil moisture retention, greenhouse gas emissions, soil carbon, and crop productivity. The proposed activities will determine suitable cover crops for the state and identify their benefits compared with conventional monocropping practices.
The Crop Ecophysiology Lab is part of the ‘peanut group’. The postdoc will make measurements on cover crop and cash crop aboveground and belowground biomass and water. The postdoc will work with other collaborators in the measurement team to quantify other parameters and with the extension team to coordinate measurement activities in grower fields.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The postdoc will also participate in other crop ecophysiology projects apart from the ‘Climate-smart’ project. The postdoc will be responsible for setting up experiments, collecting and analyzing data, coordinating student work and other associated personnel, and writing up and disseminating results. The postdoc will work with field and lab technicians and mentor and guide graduate and undergraduate students.
Clemson University is a land-grant university in a college-town setting along a dynamic Southeastern corridor. Ranked as one of America’s Top 25 Public Universities by the U.S. News & World Report, Clemson is characterized by high academic standards, a culture of collaboration, school spirit, and a competitive drive to excel. Centrally located in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Clemson is one of the fastest-growing places in South Carolina, and a two-hour drive from Charlotte and Atlanta.

$60,000 in year 1 and a 3% increase every year. The salary will remain in force until the end depending upon your performance and fund availability.


PhD in Agronomy or related field

Application Instructions

Please submit the following requirements to Interfolio at:

1) A letter of interest

2) CV

3) Unoffical transcript from degree-granting institution

4) Contact information from 3 references.

Applications submitted by 2/19/24 will receive full consideration but this position will remain open until filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.


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