Weed Science Post-Doc Position for Integrated Weed Management

Website University of Delaware and USDA-Belsville

Description: A unique opportunity for a Post-Doctoral Researcher to join a dynamic research project associated with the University of Delaware and USDA-Beltsville for integrated weed management. This project involves cover crops, tillage, and harvest-time weed seed control on weed communities across a range of environments. Duties and responsibilities: Coordinating and conducting field experiments focused on multi-tactic approaches for Integrated Weed Management (cover crops, herbicide use, tillage, and harvest-time weed seed control). Coordinating and conducting laboratory and greenhouse experiments (plant-soil interactions, soil physical and chemical properties, nutrient uptake and allocation), organizing and analyzing data, writing and presenting research results in scholarly peer-reviewed journals and extension publications, presenting results at meetings with producers, farmers and industry representatives, and supervising and training of undergraduate and graduate students. The responsibilities will also include integrating and managing large agronomic data sets from several sites for the USDA area-wide project. The successful candidate will have opportunities for the development of independent but related lines of research.

Background and Qualifications: Experience with conducting field-based research is required. Experience with laboratory- and greenhouse-based research is expected. We are looking for candidates with excellent organizational and quantitative skills, demonstrated record of research documented with peerreviewed publications, and expertise in the following areas: weed ecology/biology, population dynamics, multi-tactic weed management, and statistics. Experience as supervisor, instructor or mentor of undergraduate and graduate students is desired.

• PhD required in Ecology, Weed Science, Soil Science, Agronomy, Environmental Sciences or related fields.

• Excellent writing and presentation skills.

• Strong background in statistics.

• Special requirements: Valid driver’s license.

• Must pass a background check.

Provide: Resume (CV), letter of interest, and names and contact information of three references. Applications must be made through the University of Delaware portal at: https://careers.udel.edu/cw/en-us/job/496078/post-doctoral-researcher-plant-soil-science

Review of Applicants: Review will begin February 1 and will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified.

Starting Date: Negotiable, Spring 2021 preferred. Position open until suitable candidate found.

Salary: Competitive starting salary. The position comes with an extensive benefits package.

Questions regarding this position may be directed to: Dr. Steven Mirsky, USDA-ARS Sustainable Agricultural Systems Laboratory, Beltsville, MD, steven.mirsky@usda.gov, 301-504-5324 Dr. Mark VanGessel, University of Delaware, Carvel Research and Education Center, Georgetown, DE, mjv@udel.edu, 302-542-8160

To apply for this job email your details to steven.mirsky@usda.gov