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Department:Department Of Agriculture
Agency:Agricultural Research Service
SALARY RANGE: $57,408.00 to $74,628.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Friday, May 03, 2013 to Friday, May 02, 2014
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0401/1301-11
POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time - Term NTE 2 Years
DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy in the following location:
Tifton, GA United States
WHO MAY APPLY: U. S. Citizens and Permanent Residents seeking U.S. Citizenship
Find Solutions to Agricultural Problems that Affect Americans Every Day, From Field to Table
The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the United States Department of Agriculture's chief scientific research agency and one of the world's premiere scientific organizations. ARS Postdoctoral Research Associates are hired to supplement a lead scientist's research on agricultural problems of high national priority affecting American agriculture.
The USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Southeast Watershed Research Laboratory in Tifton, GA is seeking a Postodoctoral Research Associate, Interdisciplinary Research Agricultural Scientist / Research Physical Scientist that has experience with simulation modeling, geographic information system, spatial statistics and agroecology. The appointment will not exceed two years.
**ANNOUNCEMENT IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED OR MAY 2, 2014**
A Ph.D. is required
The incumbent will join a multidisciplinary team doing research to determine potentials of perennial biofuel feedstocks to increase farm profit and enhance ecosystem services when used as conservation components on various agricultural landscapes. Through in situ measurement and literature search, the incumbent will develop/compile soil, meteorological, management and crop parameters and parameterize/test/validate ARS models (ALMANAC-SWAT-APEX) for estimating productivity, sustainability and ecosystem service potentials (soil erosion prevention, water quality improvement, carbon sequestration enhancement, water and nutrient use efficiency improvement, and green house fluxes, etc.) of targeted systems through life cycle analysis. The associate will integrate data and information from four separate projects currently being conducted jointly between the Gulf-Atlantic Coastal Plain Long term Agroecosystem Research (GA-LTAR) site and Southeastern Bioenergy Research Center (SEBRC). The associate will develop targeted scenarios demonstrating the most efficient placement of biofuel feedstock production within the GA-LTAR Little River Experimental Watershed.