Mississippi State University/Mississippi Water Resources Research Institute
Location: Starkville, Mississippi
Type: Full Time
Commensurate with experience.
Internal Number: 504913
The Mississippi Water Resources Research Institute is seeking to hire a postdoctoral associate in connection with several grant-funded research projects. These projects aim to improve water quality and quantity by increasing the adoption of a novel production system and emerging technologies. The production system requires use of state-of-the-art tools, including sensor-based scheduling, computerized hole selection with lay-flat polyethylene tubing, and automated surge irrigation. The postdoctoral associate will support this research by managing a portion of the water quality and quantity experimental logistics and author or co-author peer reviewed journal articles.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Support various research efforts, including field operations; sample collection, processing, and analyses; data collection and storage, and equipment maintenance.
Lead and/or contribute to scientific writing, publishing, presentations, and statistical analyses.
Manage or assist in other research and field work as assigned.
Ph.D. in Agronomy, Soil Science, Ag and Biosystems Engineering, or related field with substantial knowledge of row-crop production systems. Exceptional written and verbal English communication skills.
Desire and demonstrated ability to publish in top-tier scientific journals.
Comprehensive understanding of statistical design and analysis.
Proven success in on-farm and small-plot research agronomic research.
About Mississippi State University/Mississippi Water Resources Research Institute
Located on the campus of Mississippi State University, the Mississippi Water Resources Research Institute administers and coordinates research programs dealing with water and related resources. It is one of the state institutes authorized by Section 104 of The Water Resources Research Act of 1984. Its activities are developed in close consultation and collaboration between the Institute and leading water resources officials within the state.
The program's purpose is to provide a coordinated research and development program that contributes to the solution of water and water-related land use problems in Mississippi, the region, and the nation.