Incumbent is a Postdoctoral Research Associate with the USDA-ARS, U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center, Environmentally Integrated Dairy Management Research Unit, Madison, WI. The incumbent will be part of a team of USDA-ARS, university, and industry collaborators who are developing a new, whole-farm dairy simulation model. Specific research objectives for the incumbent to contribute will include working with the team to build and verify a state of the art model with animal, manure management, soil and crop, and feed storage modules than can simulate a whole-farm system; and organizing and facilitating model team activities, such as data management, conference calls, or team meetings. The incumbent will work with model team members to decide on equations and algorithms to be used in the model to represent physical processes, program the model modules in Python code, and test the model for functionality and accuracy in predictions.
For further information and complete application instructions, search for announcement RA-21MWA-L-11002529 at https://www.usajobs.gov/
U.S. Citizenship is required. Permanent Residents seeking U.S. Citizenship may apply. Applications must be received by the closing date of January 10, 2022. USDA/ARS is an equal opportunity employer and provider
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: RA-21MWA-L-11002529
About USDA-ARS Dairy Forage Research Center
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.
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