August 6, 2018
Full Time - Professional
Environmental Science, Soil Science
Research Fellow I Auburn University **This is a one year limited term position. Continued employment is contingent on availability of funding.** The individual in this position will work in the area of environmental nutrient management with a focus on developing new tools on environmental assessment of phosphorus loss risk, evaluating the phosphorus retention capacity and critical phosphorus threshold values for a variety of soils within the state of Alabama. The successful candidate is expected to be highly organized, personable, enthusiastic and be able to conduct laboratory studies on soil phosphorus (P) dynamics, develop phosphorus retention and release curves, and perform soil P fractionation. The incumbent is expected to be familiar with GIS techniques to map the field, run P-index, perform sorption isotherms studies, and derive phosphorus saturation ratio and soil phosphorus storage capacity. Responsibilities may include: 1) performance of basic soil chemical laboratory procedures; 2) operation of analytical instruments such as ICP-AES, Ion chromatography (IC), and UV-VIS and data quality control and quality assurance; 3) management and organization of data; 4) supervision of graduate students and undergraduate student workers; and 5) dissemination of research findings through presentations at producer field days, workshops, national conferences and manuscript preparation for submission to peer reviewed journal articles.
Entry into applicant pool requires a Ph.D. from an accredited institution in Environmental Soil Chemistry or a closely-related field. Additional requirements include experience working in a wet chemistry or analytical laboratory; familiarity with Microsoft Office; a demonstrated ability to collect, organize, and analyze data. The successful candidate must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States by the start date and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. Experience with GIS techniques to map the field, run P-index, perform sorption isotherms studies, and derive phosphorus saturation ratio and soil phosphorus storage capacity desired. Please utilize the attachment feature of our online employment site and attach a cover letter, complete resume/curriculum vitae, and representative manuscripts. Only complete application materials will be accepted for review. A commitment to an inclusive and diverse campus environment is required. Refer to requisition number 27829 and apply online at ****on any computer with internet access. If you need assistance, **** or your local state employment service distribution system office. Internet access is also available through your public library. Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability employer.
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Auburn University is a land-grant institution with a student enrollment of more than 24,000. The University provides instruction in approximately 70 academic departments and maintains graduate research and public service programs of a broad scope. The University is located in the city of Auburn in east-central Alabama near the metropolitan areas of Montgomery and Birmingham, Alabama, and Columbus and Atlanta, Georgia. It is a beautiful university town ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top ten list of the best places to live in the United States for the year 2009.
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