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Postdoctoral Fellow in Crop/Weed Ecology and Management with ORISE in Urbana, IL

Type of position Postdoctoral Fellow
Employer ORISE
Location Urbana, IL
Salary Stipend and benefits conform with ORISE standards
Closing date of competition 4/28/23
Date position available 5/15/23
Description of duties

Research Project: Within USDA-ARS Global Change and Photosynthesis Research Unit, the goal of the Marty Williams Lab is to develop knowledge, models, and decision tools that ultimately reduce the risk that climate change and weeds pose to food production systems.  The lab utilizes an array of experimental approaches at various spatial and temporal scales, all aimed at building resilience in crop management systems.  The over-arching objectives of this project 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 grain and/or specialty crops. Research activities include: 1) conducting original crop or weed research, 2) conducting field-, greenhouse- or laboratory-based assays, as needed, 3) organizing and analyzing data, 4) presenting research results, and 5) writing manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journals.

Learning Objectives: Under the guidance of a mentor, the learning objectives are to 1) develop new knowledge of crop/weed ecology essential to the development of novel weed management tactics, and 2) contribute towards development of cropping systems which are sustainable, profitable, and resilient to climate change.

The candidate will participate in and present research at lab and GCPRU meetings.  The candidate also will have opportunities to participate in outreach through interactions with the University of Illinois and at professional conferences.

Qualifications sought

The qualified candidate should have received a doctoral degree in one of the related fields found in (https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/USDA-ARS-MW-2023-0066“>Zintellect – Climb Higher), or currently pursuing the degree with completion by May 15, 2023. Degree must have been received within the past five years.

Application procedure  
Submit what Details at: https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/USDA-ARS-MW-2023-0066
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