Postdoctoral Research Position in Soil Organic Matter Dynamics and Soil Fertility

Posted on Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Postdoctoral Researcher sought to conduct applied, ecologically-focused research in a teamoriented
soil fertility lab. Research will focus on developing affordable, soil-testing methods of
active organic matter for growers and linking these methods to soil ecosystem function. Methods
will be calibrated with nutrient recommendations for grain cropping systems in Ohio. Related but
independent lines of research will be encouraged.

Funding is available for three years, with position renewed annually based on performance. The
position is located in Wooster, Ohio, at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center
(OARDC), and is available starting June 1, 2014.

Experience with laboratory analyses of soils and plants, organic matter fractionation, soil quality
and health desired. Experience with conducting field-based research. Excellent organizational
and quantitative skills, demonstrated record of research excellence, and expertise in one or more
of the following fields: soil science, soil fertility, agronomy, cropping systems research.
Preferred experience with R and SAS.

Interested persons should send C.V. and cover letter outlining research interests and experiences
to Steve Culman at and formally apply online
at under job ID# 381699 by May 18, 2014.

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