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Fellow (Post Doc)

Apply now Department: 3670010040 Agronomy
Job no: 516399
Employment type: Post Doc (Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Agriculture, Research / Scientific / Grants, Agronomy, Plant Sciences
Pay Grade: 001

About This Role:

The Agronomy Department at Kansas State University is looking for a Fellow (Post Doc). The successful candidate will analyze and assess the spatial distribution of CRP in Kansas and the Great Plains. Analyze the potential soil carbon sequestration linked with soil type, climate, and yield potential. Determine the vulnerability of conversion to cultivated agriculture and synergy with adjacent grasslands with critical wildlife habitat. The selected candidate will be responsible for conducting research and drafting publications for technical reports, and scientific journals. The successful applicant will work in an interdisciplinary team involving ecologists, soil scientists, and modelers.

Why Join Us:

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.

Worksite Options:

This position is eligible for hybrid worksite. Work is performed partially remote and partially on employer premises or designated assignment location. (Employee must have availability to be on campus frequently during the work week.)

Visit this link for K-State’s guidance and policies on remote work and flexible work arrangements. Remote work agreements are required for all flexible work arrangements and are subject to review.


What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Agronomy, Soil Science, Geography, or closely related discipline.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with soil carbon modeling, geospatial analysis, and statistical analyses.
  • Demonstrated excellence in coursework, good written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work as a team member.

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Statement of educational and career objectives
  3. Resume
  4. Transcripts
  5. Three references

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled.

For best consideration, apply by 5/24/2024.

Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:



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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