Mississippi State University/Mississippi Water Resources Research Institute
Location: Starkville, Mississippi
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: Doctorate
Hydrology - Agricultural
Years of Experience:
Less than 2
Depends on 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.
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.
Working Conditions and Physical Effort
Some travel and field work required. No unusual physical requirements. Nearly all work is performed in a comfortable indoor facility.
About Mississippi State University/Mississippi Water Resources Research Institute
Water is at the heart of everything we do. From improving irrigation systems to testing for lead in drinking water we are driven to deliver research-based, practical information and train the next generation of scientists. The Mississippi Water Resources Research Institute is located at Mississippi State University and engages in water-related research, Extension, and academic efforts to protect natural resources, promote sustainable agriculture practices, and fund water science.