Cornell University, School of Integrative Plant Science – Section of Soil and Crop Sciences

Position ID:Cornell-School of Integrative Plant Science – Section of Soil and Crop Sciences-POSTDOC [#20850, WDR-00029134]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Agriculture / Sustainability
Appl Deadline:2023/01/21 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/12/20, finished 2022/05/06, listed until 2023/01/21)
Position Description:    

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Section of Soil & Crop Sciences
School of Integrative Plant Science
Post Doctoral Associate in Sustainable Agriculture

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and home to Cornell University’s second largest population of students, faculty and staff. We work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through world-renowned research, education and outreach. The questions we probe and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food, energy and environmental resources; and social, physical and economic well-being. CALS is fundamentally invested in improving the lives of people, their environments and their communities both in New York state and around the world.

Seeking outstanding individual to assist with research, extension, and project management in the Cornell Sustainable Cropping Systems Lab. The position is located in the Section of Soil and Crop Sciences within the School of Integrative Plant Science (SIPS) at Cornell University. Research aims to strengthen food systems through interdisciplinary, systems-based research on agronomic management practices and their effects on sustainability indicators. The incumbent will manage multiple projects, coordinate research, manage and analyze data, write articles and reports, support teaching and extension activities, and assist with fieldwork including soil, crop, and weed sampling and sample processing.

Anticipated Division of Time:
Statistical analyses, writing, and publishing scientific articles 50%
Project management and coordination 30%
Field work and data collection 10%
Teaching and extension activities 5%Mentoring graduate students and other team members 5%

Position Requirements:
Successful candidates must have a PhD degree in Ecology, Agronomy, Weed Science, Soil Science, or related discipline. Strong analytical and scientific writing skills are required. Interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a diverse, interdisciplinary team are essential. Interest and experience in agroecology, climate change adaptation and mitigation, organic agriculture, and biodiversity are desirable.

Position is initially a 1-year, full-time appointment, with the option and expectation for extension contingent on funding, available work, and successful performance. The position is anticipated to start immediately or will remain open until filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with background and experience. Benefits package is included.

How to Apply:
Applicants should submit a short cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, a research statement, and a statement of contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion via Academic Jobs Online.  Applications will be evaluated starting January 28, 2022 and continue until position is filled. School of Integrative Plant Science: Incoming postdocs will join a collaborative and interdisciplinary community on the main campus located in Ithaca, NY.

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Section of Soil and Crop Sciences
School of Integrative Plant Science
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853