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Post-doctoral Position in Weed Science with Oregon State University (CBARC-OSU), Pendleton, OR

Type of position 12-month
Employer Oregon state university
Location The position is located at the Columbia Basin Agricultural Research Center (CBARC) in Pendleton, which is in northeastern Oregon.
Description of Location The Columbia Basin Agricultural Research Center is co-located with the Columbia Plateau Conservation Research Center, a unit of the USDA-ARS. Both facilities have 35 personnel that conduct research on production of dryland crops. Pendleton has a population of 17,000 and serves as a regional economic center with attributes of a larger city. Recreational opportunities abound at nearby rivers and mountains. https://agsci.oregonstate.edu/cbarc.
Salary Stipend and benefits conform with postdoctoral scholar standards at OSU.
Closing date of competition Recruitment will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified
Date position available March 1, 2020.
Description of duties The successful candidate will conduct activities to study integrated and cooperative Russian thistle (Salsola tragus) management in the semi-arid Pacific Northwest (PNW). Specific objectives include: Model seedling emergence, evaluate seed longevity, determine timing of viable seed production, determine Russian thistle water use after harvest, investigate harvest and post-harvest strategies, and evaluate the effectiveness of cooperative Russian thistle control efforts. The successful candidate will be expected to write scientific and extension publications from the mentioned studies; and will also be expected to work in a team environment and contribute to the research interests/projects of the group.
Qualifications sought Education:

  • The qualified candidates should have received a doctoral degree in Weed Science, Agronomy, Plant ecology or related field before the starting date.

Experience and skills:

  • Strong experience in data analysis using the statistical software R.
  • A sound knowledge of and research experience in weed science.
  • Experience in field work.
  • Experience in writing journal articles in English.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Valid driver’s license
Application procedure  
Submit what All applicants should send 1) a cover letter indicating academic experience, qualification and
interest in the position, 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) the contact information of three references.
Submit to Please submit application materials to Judit Barroso via email at Judit.Barroso@oregonstate.edu
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