The USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, Adaptive Cropping Systems Laboratory located in Beltsville, MD, is seeking a permanent full-time Research Agronomist/Soil Scientist/Agricultural Engineer. The salary for this position is $87,198.00 - $134,798.00 per year plus benefits. U.S. Citizenship is required. The mission of this unit is to evaluate crop responses to climate change, develop adaptation and mitigation strategies, apply systems theory to the solution of complex, agricultural problems and to develop computer-aided farm decision support systems and assessment tools for environmental study and analysis. The incumbent will quantify the influence of cover crop biomass production on soil health and cash crop performance as affected by climate. Mechanistic and/or quantifiable relationships among cover crop species, geographic location, local soil biome, and production system constraints will be developed to elucidate cover crop management regimes most suitable to improving long-term soil health. The incumbent will work collaboratively with scientists from other USDA-ARS laboratories to obtain experimental data regarding cover crop biomass and residue from multiple locations. The incumbent is also responsible for planning research activities, reporting to customers and scientific peers, and supporting technology transfer of products developed during research. Analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of findings will be done in the form of reports, presentations and publications in scientific journals. This announcement is open from 4/2/2021 to 5/2/2021. To view the announcement and/or to apply, please go to https://www.usajobs.gov and search for announcement ARS-D21Y-1107269-EL.
U.S. Citizenship is required at the time of application.
Ph.D. in Agronomy, Soil Science, Agricultural Engineering, or related field.
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Internal Number: ARS-D21Y-1107269-EL
The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the U.S. Department of Agriculture's chief scientific in-house research agency. Our job is finding solutions to agricultural problems that affect Americans every day from field to table.