Soil and Agricultural Science

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Job Type: 
Job Rank: 
Research Soil Scientist
Job Institution: 
USDA-ARS US Salinity Laboratory
Job Description: 

The position is at the U.S. Soil Salinity Laboratory, on the University of California campus in Riverside, CA. Serves as a member of an interdisciplinary research team charged with promoting the sustainability of irrigated agriculture in semi-arid regions by conducting research to develop methods for evaluating, predicting, and managing the movement of water, salts and nutrients in the root and vadose zones; and by developing new soil-water management strategies to make effective use of limited water resources available to agriculture.

Requirements:  Ph.D. Degree, training and experience in soil science or a closely related discipline such as chemical, physical, environmental or earth science, etc.

Skills:  1. Conduct research to examine mechanisms and processes affecting soil, water, and nutrients in salt-affected soil  2. Develop and utilize sensors, instruments and methods to assess the effects of root-zone salinity and nutrient management in irrigated agricultural soils  3. Determine the effects of water management on nutrients and soil salinity by manipulating water and irrigation practices  4. Ability to conceive, plan, conduct, and publish research in peer-reviewed scientific journals and make presentations at scientific meetings

For more information see Job Announcement: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/338152500

Applications Accepted: Monday, February 25, 2013 to Monday, March 25, 2013