Researcher 6

University of Minnesota
Twin Cities, US
Apr 28, 2021
May 05, 2021
Climate Change
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Required: PhD degree with substantial research and publication record

Preferred: Experience in overseeing research programs in areas of soil science, water resources, and climate science.

About the Job

Oversee research program of grant-funded project for faculty principal investigator (PI). Duties vary according to the needs of the PI but may include: control and evaluate expenditure of research funds under the general direction of a Principal Investigator; study the specific aims of the proposal and become familiar with the study measurements and outcomes/endpoints. Act as project leader and interact/coordinate with similar research projects; analyze experimental data to test hypothesis and interpret the results. Prepare and interpret results for publications and presentations; direct and supervise undergraduate and graduate students to assist in preparation and performance of studies; instruct and supervise new personnel in various lab technologies and techniques, appraising their outcomes, evaluating their performance; interpret complex data and advise principal investigators and others within work unit, department, outside investigators within and outside the University and/or industries on research techniques, procedures and experimental results; meet with collaborators to develop and supervise the development, optimization and utilization of various tehnologies, instrumentation, equipment and devices to achieve research objectives.

Positions available may be in areas of soil, water, and atmospheric research; soil physical management and conservation of soil and water resources; management of agricultural chemicals and pollutants for water quality maintenance and crop production; plant nutrient management for crop production and environmental protection; systems management of the agroecoenvironment; precision agriculture; and related soil, water, and climatological research.

These positions are all funded by grants and as faculty receive funding on their grant proposals, they look through this pool of applicants to see who best fits their needs on the project for which they have received funding. Hires are made throughout the fiscal year from 07/01 - 06/30 and if you want your application to remain active you will need to re-apply every fiscal year.

About the Department

The mission of the Department of Soil, Water, and Climate is to advance the understanding of Earth system processes and the interactions among land, atmosphere, and water. Through research, teaching, and extension we seek to:

improve and protect the quality of soil, air, and water resources in natural and managed ecosystems;
enhance agricultural and forest productivity and sustainability;
predict and mitigate impacts of environmental and climate change on ecosystems and society; and
provide science-based knowledge for improved decision making and a better informed citizenry.

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

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This position will remain open until filled.

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About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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