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Texas A&M AgriLife Research

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Post Doctoral Research Associate


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Post Doctoral Research Associate


Texas A&M Agrilife Research


El Paso

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El Paso, Texas

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Conduct research on water and salinity management including water reuse

Carbon and nutrients cycling under elevated salinity

Salinity assessment using traditional wet chemistry methods as well as remote/proximal sensing

Determine water chemistry and irrigation water quality

interaction between irrigation methods and root zone salinity

Evaluate plant responses to elevated salinity under greenhouse and field conditions

Develop protocols/management practices to manage salinity at field/watershed scale

Develop techniques/practices to improve irrigation water use efficiency

Train and supervise students

Prepare inventory and order supplies for conducting research

Occasional Duties:

Help the supervisor in developing proposals to secure grant funds

Willingness and ability to work with researchers within the group and other collaborating groups, growers and extension agents

Assist supervisor in coordinating field activities in commercially managed fields

This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. Other duties may be assigned.

Required Education: PhD in Soil Science or related area of specialization

Required Experience:

Experience with collecting, processing and analyzing environmental samples

Operating various laboratory instruments

Documenting experimental observations, data entry and analysis

Well versed with required statistical techniques to analyze and interpret data

Demonstrated ability to publish in peer reviewed journal

Preferred: Experience with electromagnetic induction technique, using of salinity assessment and simulation models (solute movement in soil) and, familiarity with the use of different sensors and data loggers to monitor real-time in-situ conditions

Required license: None

Preferred license: Certified Professional Soil Scientist

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to effectively use personal computer to communicate, prepare proposals to include cost information on spread sheet as applicable, and provide reports of activities. Ability to effectively communicate with faculty, students and staff. Familiarity with appropriate laboratory, farm and/or technical equipment. Ability to multi task and work cooperatively with others.

Applicant Instructions:

Please submit the following documents:

Cover Letter (required)

C.V. (required)

Transcript (optional)

Three references (required)

Comments to Applicants:

Employment is contingent upon the agency's verification of credentials and/or other information required by agency procedures, including the completion of a criminal history check.

Finalists may be required to furnish a copy of official transcript documenting degree conferred.

Texas law requires all males 18-25 show proof of compliance with federal Selective Service law to be eligible for employment.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Texas A&M AgriLife Research is the state’s premier research and technology development agency in agriculture, natural resources, and the life sciences. Headquartered in College Station, AgriLife Research has a statewide presence, with scientists and research staff on other Texas A&M University System campuses and at the 13 regional Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Centers. We conduct more than 500 projects each year, with more than $202.5 million in research funding for fiscal year 2015. AgriLife Research helps to improve the productivity, efficiency, and profitability of agriculture. At the same time, we focus on conserving natural resources and protecting the environment.

Texas A&M AgriLife Research is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (979) 845-2423​.

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