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Postdoctoral position in weed ecology with USDA-Agricultural Research Service in Urbana, IL

Type of position This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and ARS. The initial appointment is for one year, but may be renewed up to 4 years upon recommendation of ARS and is contingent on the availability of funds.
Employer USDA-Agricultural Research Service
Location Urbana, IL
Description of Location Located on the campus of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Salary commensurate with education and experience
Benefits The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience, a health insurance allowance, and a relocation allowance.
Closing date of competition when position is filled
Date position available Winter/Spring 2020
Description of duties The successful candidate will participate as an integral member of a team aimed at developing knowledge, models, and decision tools that ultimately reduce the risk that weeds pose to food production in the face of climate variability.  The over-arching objectives are to 1) improve the understanding of the influence of climate variability on crop and weed management outcomes, and 2) explore the integration of new chemical and non-chemical tactics for managing weeds in Midwest specialty crops.  Duties and responsibilities include: 1) conducting field and greenhouse-based research, 2) conducting laboratory-based assays, as needed, 3) organizing and analyzing data, 4) presenting research results, and 5) writing manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journals.  The incumbent will exercise significant independence in decisions related to day-to-day work.
Qualifications sought The candidate should have 1) a PhD in agronomy, crop sciences, horticulture, or related field, 2) record of peer-reviewed publications, 3) experience with weed management in field or vegetable cropping systems, and 4) strong oral and written communication skills in English.  
Contact for additional information Dr. Martin Williams
martin.williams@usda.gov
Application procedure  
Submit what For application details, visit: https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/USDA-ARS-2020-0022
Submit to For application details, visit: https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/USDA-ARS-2020-0022
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