USDA Research Associate, Morris, MN


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Research Associate
North Central Soil Conversation Research Lab
Morris, Minnesota

Research Agronomist/Research Soil Scientist (Research Associate)

Salary Range of $61,218.00 to $79,586.00


The USDA, Agricultural Research Service, North Central Soil Conservation Research Unit in Morris, MN, is seeking a temporary, full-time, POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, (Research Agronomist/Soil Scientist/Plant Physiologist) position Not to Exceed 2 years but may be extended. Citizenship restrictions apply. The candidate will complete a multi-location field study in a multi-disciplinary team research setting to develop optimum agricultural management protocols for establishing winter annual cover crops into corn-soybean based cropping systems for dual cropping purposes in the upper Midwest. In addition to field data collection, the incumbent will largely be responsible for organization, analysis, and publishing of previously collected data. The candidate will also be responsible for evaluating ecosystem services provided by cover crops established in corn-soybean systems, including evaluating benefits that early-flowering winter oilseeds (winter camelina and pennycress) provide to domestic and native pollinators. Applicants should have experience in designing and conducting field research. A strong background in statistics and agroecology is highly desirable and knowledge of entomology is preferred. Candidate will interact closely with like-minded teams of researchers from North Dakota State University, University of Minnesota, and Iowa State University. Refer to: ( for further information on Postdoctoral Research Associate jobs, for complete application instructions, and the full text announcement (RA-18-016-L). Send application materials and references to Dr. Russ Gesch, USDA, ARS, NCSCRL, 803 Iowa Avenue, Morris, MN 56267 or e-mail at This position is open until filled.

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