Postdoctoral Research Associate (Full-time temporary employment 2 years)
We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral research associate to develop and expand the GHG program in the Sustainable Soils Lab on a range of scales from lab column studies to micrometeorological measurements. The successful candidate needs to demonstrate strong expertise in the measurement of GHG emissions, management of GHG analytical equipment, fundamental knowledge in nitrogen and carbon cycling and experience with field-based research. Major Responsibilities include: (1) Managing and expanding a continuous monitoring experiment using automated chambers for measurement of CO2, N2O, CH4, and NH3 located within a long-term study in eastern NC; (2) developing a controlled lab column design for continuous GHG measurements and SOC dynamics; (3) initiating and managing a field-scale micrometeorological experiment focused on sustainable soil management practices. Qualifications: Ph.D. in a discipline relevant to soil carbon and nitrogen dynamics, micrometeorology and agronomy; experience using and maintaining analytical equipment used to quantify GHGs and SOC; experience managing field experiments (preferably agricultural); and excellent writing and communication skills in English.
For more information on how to apply please see the posting on the Crop and Soil Sciences Webpage https://cals.ncsu.edu/crop-and-soil-sciences/students/graduate/assistantships/