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Fellow (Post Doc)

Apply now Department: 3670010040 Agronomy
Job no: 510077
Work type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Agriculture, Research / Scientific / Grants, Crop Production, Agronomy, Plant Sciences
Pay Grade: 001

About This Role:

The Agronomy Department at Kansas State University seeks a post-doctoral Fellow position to support research efforts related to the Farming Systems team. The applicant for this position will be part of a large, multi-university, collaborative consortium focused on developing digital tools with the regional focused in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. A successful applicant should have familiarity with geospatial data and an ability to develop and use geospatial resources drawn from a variety of sources including remote sensing, global map products, and point biophysical and socioeconomic data. This may include knowledge of remote sensing, GIS, spatial statistics, data analytics, experise in coding, or related areas. This postdoctoral position will also involve close collaboration with researchers, policymakers, and agronomists in target regions to co-design digital tools. A successful applicant for this position will have both technical ability and a strong background in agronomy and data science as well as an interest in working closely with the end-users of the data generated in this work.

Why Join Us:

This position is benefits eligible:  health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays. 

To learn more visit:  https://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits/

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:

  • Ph.D. in Agronomy or related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Adequate verbal and written communication.
  • Willingness to travel in-state and out-state, including overnight travel, and to work additional hours/weekends during peak periods.
  • Must be able to do physical lifting (up to 60 lbs) and work in varying environments (heat, cold, wind, etc.).
  • Must be able to walk throughout fields to conduct field trials.
  • Experience in crop production, plant physiology or related field.
  • Knowledge of multi-media tools (IPAD), Excel, Word and computer skills.   

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. Contact information of three professional references

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled. For best consideration, apply by January 20, 2021.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$47,476 - $53,738 Salary commensurate with experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

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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