Postdoctoral Position in Agroecology/Climate Change University of Minnesota — Twin Cities

The Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics seeks a broadly trained, agroecology-oriented scientist to fill a two-year postdoctoral associate position. This person will participate in a USDA-funded project Precision Zonal Management Systems for Resilient Cereal Yields and Ecosystem Services Under Variable Climates. Precision zonal management (PZM) aims to provide new options for achieving high grain yields while also improving key processes that affect agroecological functioning of soils in variable climates. This scientist will focus on analysis of experimental PZM systems but there are also opportunities to participate in field and laboratory research. This position is based in Nick Jordan’s lab at UMN, but will involve interactions with a highly-multidisciplinary project team at multiple universities. Required qualifications include: (1) a PhD in agroecology, agronomy, soil science, or a related discipline, (2) experience and interest in integrative agroecological research, 3) substantial experience and interest in working with analysis and interpretation of complex datasets. Some experience with multivariate analysis is strongly preferred. Start date is flexible, beginning January 1, 2014. Salary and benefits are competitive. Applicants should e-mail a single pdf file that includes a letter of interest discussing relevant research experience and interests, CV, and contact information for three references to Nick Jordan (jorda020@umn.edu). Please use an email subject line of, “UMN PZM Postdoc Application”. Review of applications will begin immediately; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The University of Minnesota is an EEO/AA employer and educator.