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Postdoctoral Fellow: Grazing Lands Greenhouse Gas Dynamics

Apply now Department: 3670010150 KsCtrAgRes&Env&KsWaterResRsIns
Job no: 514243
Employment type: Post Doc (Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Agriculture, Research / Scientific / Grants
Pay Grade: 001

About This Role:

Postdoctoral Fellow:  Grazing Lands Greenhouse Gas Dynamics

This position represents a partnership between K-State and the USDA Climate Hubs to equip more producers, water managers, and other stakeholders with training, network and confidence to take action to improve an effort to develop and deliver science-based, region-specific information and technologies to agricultural and natural resource managers that enable climate-informed decision-making, and to provide access to assistance to implement those decisions. Implement a human centered, participatory program to collect and integrate feedback from diverse agriculture supply chain partners.

  • Determine what science indicates about current and future climate scenarios; how current and projected conditions affect agriculture, forestry, and the communities that depend on them; how to best adapt to new conditions; and mitigate greenhouse gases, and what roadblocks exist to implementing best practices
  • Technology/tool co-development and support - the employee will engage in tool development and curation to address regional partner needs, support existing USDA and partner tools and capacities, and reduce obstacles to implement best practices.
  • Outreach, convening, and training - the employee will develop and communicate science-based information with a diverse set of partners. This theme covers a broad range of activities, from factsheets and trainings to podcasts and media interviews.


The position is a term appointment and contingent on availability of grant funding.

Why Join Us:

As a land-grant institution, part of Kansas State University's mission is to connect community needs with university resources. We do this through a network of county, district, area, and campus offices, as well as agricultural experiment centers and sites.

Our current programming is focused on helping find solutions for five grand challenges: global food systems, water & natural resources, health, community vitality, and developing tomorrow's leaders. To accomplish this we offer a wide variety of jobs, both on and off campus. For more information visit,


Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays.   To see what benefits are available, please visit:

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion.  The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree (PhD), track record of productivity with peer-reviewed publications
  • Less than 5 years of prior postdoctoral experience
  • Experience conducting research and outreach in relevant field (range management, ecology, natural resources, agronomy, biology, climate science, beef sustainability, etc.)


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Commitment to public service
  • Strong written and oral communications skills
  • Strong analytical thinking skills
  • Education and credentials in a specialty area (sustainable livestock production or climate-smart agriculture)


Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment
  • Valid driver's license

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Letter of interest
  2. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  3. Name, email, and phone number for three professional references


For more information contact Dr. Susan Metzger,

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled. For best consideration, apply by January 8, 2022.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$50,000 - $55,000

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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