The USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit in East Wareham, Massachusetts is seeking a postdoctoral research associate (Agricultural Engineer/Hydrologist/Soil Scientist) to lead and contribute to research on water quality and drainage management in agriculture. The successful candidate will evaluate drainage flows, nutrient concentrations, water isotopes, and other variables to produce quantitative insights into the sources and transport pathways of nutrient losses from cranberry bogs in Massachusetts and poultry farms in Maryland. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a successful candidate has been identified. Send application materials and references to Dr. Casey Kennedy, 1 State Bog Rd, East Wareham, MA or e-mail (email@example.com).
This position requires a Ph.D in Hydrology, Civil Engineering, Agricultural (Biological) Engineering, Soil Science or a related field of study that has equipped the applicant with the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position. The incumbent must be able to plan, develop, implement research procedures, interpret results and prepare scientific reports and articles for refereed publication. Experience with agricultural production systems and collecting hydrologic field data is highly preferred.
Internal Number: RA-19NEA-L-10660664-AGL
About U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service
The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the United States Department of Agriculture's chief scientific research agency and one of the world's premiere scientific organizations. ARS Postdoctoral Research Associates are hired to supplement a lead scientist's research on agricultural problems of high national priority affecting American agriculture.