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Postdoctoral Associate
University of Florida in ,
Date Posted 05/25/2022
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Classification Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Job Description:

The Long-Term Agroecosystem Research (LTAR) network is a partnership among 18 agroecosystems across the United States that addresses the great and complex issues facing US food, feed, fuel, and fiber production (LTAR https://ltar.nal.usda.gov ).

University of Florida, Range Cattle Research Center and its partner Archbold Biological Station (Archbold-UF Range Cattle Subtropical) LTAR sites are focused primarily on productivity and sustainability of forage-based grazing systems in subtropical environments with special emphasis on the impacts of grazing land management on ecosystem services under a climate change scenario.  

University of Florida, Range Cattle Research Center is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral position in biogeochemistry (with special emphasis on C, N, and P dynamics) and GHG emissions in subtropical grazing land ecosystems within the framework of the USDA-LTAR project.  

Main duties associated with this position are (but not limited to):

1. Field measurements of vegetation, soil, and GHG emissions as affected by contrasting fire and grazing management strategies

2. Design and execute soil and greenhouse gas collection plan for the various experimental sites at UF/IFAS Range Cattle REC

3. Field and lab measurements of plant diversity, and soil C, N, and P dynamics

4. Assist with supervision of a team (graduate students, visiting scientists, interns, and research assistants) working in different aspects of the LTAR project

5. Evaluate and synthesize greenhouse gas flux and soil data and produce reports, peer-reviewed publications, and presentations at scientific and LTAR meetings.


Advertised Salary:


Minimum Requirements:

PhD degree in soil science, environmental science, agriculture or related field.

Experience in soil C, biogeochemistry, field research.

Excellent verbal and writing communication skills in English. Record of peer-review publications in the area is a must.

Experience in writing proposals and acquiring research funding.

Be familiar with scientific literature related to GHG in subtropical grazing lands and the impacts of management on soil C and GHG emission responses.

Demonstrate ability to work independently and also as a part of a team. The work is highly collaborative and we seek applicants who have interest and motivation to work closely with the Archbold team and also be involved in regular meetings and join research efforts. Occasional travel between the cooperating sites is expected.

Preferred Qualifications:

Desirable skills and qualifications: previous experience with eddy covariance systems are highly desirable. Laboratory experience, social skills and teamwork abilities, self-contained organization is also beneficial.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Application instructions: In order to be considered, please send a cover letter explaining your specific interest in joining the LTAR team, CV, and names and contact information of three references to Dr. Maria Silveira at mlas@ufl.edu . Competitive salary with full benefits. Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, Minorities, Veterans and Disabled Persons are encouraged to apply.

The final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

Applications must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required: No


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