Postdoctoral Researcher (Water Quality Research)

Louisiana State University Agricultural Center
Baltimore, LA
United States
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Job Posting Title:

Postdoctoral Researcher (Water Quality Research)

   

Position Type:

Other Academic

   

Department:

LSUAG PL3 - Northwest - Red River Research Station (Changyoon Jeong (00006749))

   

Work Location:

Red River Admin. Building-New

   

Pay Grade:

   

Job Description:

Work Location: The position will be located at the Red River Research Station, Bossier City, Louisiana. Red River Research Station, Bossier City, Louisiana. 


Position Description: The incumbent will work on the USDA-funded project, which focuses on understanding the influence of cropping systems on runoff water quality and nutrient losses, and develop an irrigation strategy using agricultural return flows (recycling tailwater). Additional research will develop predictive simulations/models or utilize a processed-based model on soil properties, soil health, water quality, GHG emission, and crop production. The research will focus on studying soil chemical processes on water use efficiency, water quality, nutrient transport, and other soil services. The applicants will be expected to conduct field studies on the influence of soil management practices, including cover crops, additional carbon amendment, carbon sequestration, soil water storage, and C and N cycles to improve crop production. Other activities include research on the impact of climate change on crop production through the management of GIS-based data analysis, and a GIS-based watershed model will be desired. The position also will be responsible for supervising student and transient employees. 


Qualification Requirements: Minimum of a Ph.D. in Soil Science, Soil Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, or a closely related discipline with educational experience with Water Chemistry, Soil Physics, and Soil Fertility. Field experiences and model simulation in measuring and evaluating water quality, crop growth, C and N cycles, and soil health in response to interactions among the environment, the soil, and the crop are desirable. 


Salary and Benefits: Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. The LSU AgCenter has an attractive benefits package with a wide variety of benefits options. Current benefits offered include retirement, multiple medical insurance options, supplemental insurances (dental, life, long-term disability, accident, vision, long-term care, etc.), Tax Saver Flexible Benefits Plan (saves tax dollars on some child care and medical expenses), university holidays (14 per year, typically includes a week off at Christmas), generous annual (vacation) and sick leave benefits, Employee Assistance Program, and possible educational leave and tuition exemption for coursework at campuses of the LSU System. Specific benefits depend on job category, percent effort, and length of employment.


Date Available: Upon completion of the interview process.


Application Deadline: July 14, 2023 or until a suitable candidate is selected.


Application Procedure: Apply online at https://LSU.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching cover letter with resume, official university transcripts, and two letters of recommendation. Paper, faxed or e-mailed application materials will not be accepted, except that in lieu of attaching the reference letters online, they may be sent directly to:


Dr. Changyoon Jeong, Associate Professor
LSU AgCenter/Red River Research Station
226 Research Station Drive
Bossier City, LA 71112
318-741-7430 (office)
Email: cjeong@agcenter.lsu.edu 
Web site: www.lsuagcenter.com

The LSU Agricultural Center is a statewide campus of the LSU System and provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

   

Additional Job Description:

Special Instructions:

Postdoctoral Researcher

   

Posting Date:

June 30, 2023

   

Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):

  

Additional Position Information:

Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Benefits - The LSU AgCenter has an attractive benefits package with a wide variety of benefit options. Benefits offered include retirement, multiple medical insurance options, supplemental insurances (dental, life, long-term disability, accident, vision, long-term care, etc.), Tax Saver Flexible Benefits Plan (saves tax dollars on some childcare and medical expenses), university holidays (14 per year), generous annual (vacation) and sick leave benefits, Employee Assistance Program, and possible educational leave and tuition exemption for coursework at campuses of the LSU System. Specific benefits depend on job category, percent effort and length of employment.   

Remote Work - Positions approved to work remotely outside the State of Louisiana shall be employed through Louisiana State University’s partner, nextSource Workforce Solutions, for Employer of Record Services including but not limited to employment, benefits, payroll, and tax compliance. Positions employed through Employer of Record Services will be offered benefits and retirement as applicable through their provider and will not be eligible for State of Louisiana benefits and retirement.

   

Essential Position (Y/N):

   

About the LSU Agricultural Center:

The LSU AgCenter, is one of eight campuses within the broader LSU enterprise (LSU System). The LSU AgCenter includes the Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station, which conducts agricultural-based research, and the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service, which extends the knowledge derived from research to the people of the state. The AgCenter is headquartered in Baton Rouge and has 12 “on campus” academic departments and five regions which are made up of 15 branch research stations and an extension office in each parish.  For more information, visit the AgCenter’s website at www.lsuagcenter.com.   

   

The LSU Agricultural Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The LSU Agricultural Center is a statewide campus of the LSU System and provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The AgCenter is committed to fostering an environment of inclusion, respect, and appreciation of differences in individuals. To learn more, visit The AgCenter’s Diversity, Inclusion and Opportunity site.

HCM Contact Information:

Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU AgCenter Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-2258 or emailed HRMHelp@agcenter.lsu.edu.