Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

Post-Doctoral Research Associate in
Applied Soil Chemistry

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in the Applied Soil Chemistry group of Dr. Kaiser with focus on clarifying effects of soil parent material, as well as land use and soil management (e.g. organic soil additives, cover crops, grazing, and vegetation change) on soil aggregate formation and organic matter characteristics in topsoils and subsoils.

The successful candidate is expected to plan and conduct experiments that focus on soil organic matter fractionation and decomposition, as well as on soil aggregation; to take soil samples in the field; to process soil samples; to characterize soil and organic matter samples using spectrometric, isotopic, and microscopic techniques; to evaluate statistically soil data; to mentor undergraduate and graduate students; to provide support in the setup of the soil chemical laboratory; to present data at scientific meetings; and to publish data in peer reviewed international journals.

Applicants are required to have a PhD in soil science, soil chemistry, biogeochemistry, organic geochemistry or a related field and experience in manuscript preparation and publication in peer-reviewed journals. In addition, the position requires an organized, creative individual who is personable and enthusiastic about working in a collaborative group environment. In relation to the outlined main areas of research focus, experience in soil organic matter fractionation; conducting soil micro- and mesocosm experiments; statistical evaluation of soil data; conducting meta-analyses; and working with isotopic, microscopic, and spectroscopic techniques are highly preferred. The Post-Doc should be comfortable in training and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students.

To view details of the position and make application, go to, requisition F_180061. Click "Apply to this Job" and complete the information form. Attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references, and two representative manuscripts. Review of applications will begin July 2, 2018 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See

posted: 01 June 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.