Lincoln University of Missouri
  • 17-Jul-2023 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Cooperative Research
  • Jefferson City, MO, USA
  • 45000-50000 per year
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Position is eligible for full suite of benefits

Position Summary: This Postdoc Fellow will be 100% extramurally funded by a Dr. Valliyodan's US
Department of Agriculture (USDA) Climate-Smart Hemp project. There will be year-round fieldwork, laboratory work, office work, and outreach/extension activities. This is a 12-month appointment with the opportunity to extend for up to
3- years depending on funding and performance. Generally, work will take place during normal business
hours, however, the individual should have the flexibility to periodically work irregular hours (e.g.,
predawn stream sampling) at times. Remuneration for this benefits-eligible position is $50,000 plus
benefits package depending on qualifications and experience.

Essential Functions, Duties, and Responsibilities: A Postdoctoral Fellow will provide research assistance
for two main projects including a US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Climate-Smart Hemp project and
a Department of Energy (DOE) RENEW project. Duties will include, but are not limited to, Deployment
and maintenance of field research equipment (e.g., micrometeorological instrumentation, flumes, and
piezometer wells). Field data collection and laboratory analysis, periodic data downloading, data
analysis, data management and curating larger historical data sets. Farm work associated with hemp
cultivation. Developing teaching tools and standard operating procedures for hands-on student
training. The individual will be required to write and submit to peer-review publication at minimum two
(2) research articles per year. The individual will also be required to present research results via a
minimum of two (2) oral presentations at conferences locally, regionally, and nationally. Additional
activities may be assigned as needed.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently and in
a team environment. Experience deploying, maintaining, and troubleshooting automated data
acquisition systems and scientific instrumentation. Water quality analysis experience is desired.
Experience with data management and analysis using computer software-proficiency in a
programming language (e.g., R, Python, or MATLAB) will be considered an asset. Skills with GIS and
hydrologic modeling are also preferred. Strong written and oral communication skills. Possession of a
valid driver's license is required.

Education and Experience: A PhD in natural resources, environmental science, hydrology or related
science discipline. Valid legal documentation to work in the United States. A valid driver's license is
required. The applicant must be willing to drive their own vehicle to field sites if a Lincoln University
vehicle is not available.

Physical Requirements: Field work in all weather conditions including, but not limited to, extremes.
Ability to navigate complex terrain in the field. Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a
computer. Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties,
functions, or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities, functions, and
activities may be modified, changed or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice,
subject to all applicable local, state, and federal laws.

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