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  • ID
    #51376799
  • Salary
    TBD
  • Source
    Iowa State University
  • Date
    2024-04-02
  • Deadline
    2024-06-01

Position Title:Soil Nutrient Cycling and Greenhouse Gas ScientistJob Group:Professional & ScientificRequired Minimum Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of related experienceSpecial Required QualificationsValid U.S. Driver's LicensePreferred Qualifications:PhD in Soil Science, Agroecology or closely related field Prior knowledge of bioenergy and sustainable cropping practices Experience with programming, machine learning and managing large datasets Evidence of strong writing skills and a history of publications in soil science or related fields.Job Description:The candidate will have three primary duties: 1) Measure and monitor the cycling of nutrients in a bioenergy agroecosystem with a focus on nitrous oxide emissions, 2) Develop a physically based model of soil nitrogen cycling that includes gaseous loss, and 3) Conduct a formal literature review and meta-analysis of sustainable practices in agro-ecosystems. Level Guidelines

Senior-level position possessing high-level professional and/or technical skills working independently under minimal supervision to support ISU’s mission and department or work unit goals

Applies senior-level professional knowledge and expertise to work requiring greater latitude

Solves moderately complex problems and regularly exercises judgment to determine appropriate action

Regularly exercises judgment to resolve problems and determine appropriate action on a broad set of issue and problems. May provide recommendations regarding problems/issues outside the bounds of defined procedures and practices

Responds to complicated inquiries, provides training, and provides direction to lower-level staff

May provide supervision for one to two other staff (i.e., leads a small work team)

May lead projects for which well-defined practices and procedures may not exist

Provides guidance to students

Appointment Type:Regular with Term Appointment (Fixed Term)Proposed End Date or Length of Term:April 28, 2025Number of Months Employed Per Year:12 Month Work PeriodTime Type:Full timePay Grade:PS810Application Instructions:To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following: 1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae 2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter If you have questions regarding this application process, please email employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485. Why Choose ISU? Iowa State Employees enjoy comprehensive health and work-life benefits, including medical and dental; as well as: Retirement benefits including defined benefit and defined contribution plans Generous vacation, holiday and sick time and leave plans Onsite childcare (Ames, Iowa) Life insurance and long-term disability Flexible Spending Accounts Various voluntary benefits and discounts Employee Assistance Program Wellbeing program Iowa State offers WorkFlex options for some positions. WorkFlex offers flexibility on when, where, and how you do your work. For more information, please speak with the Hiring Manager.Original Posting Date: April 1, 2024Posting Close Date:April 8, 2024Job Requisition Number:R14359By focusing on the future and providing the best student experience possible, Iowa State attracts students and faculty who want to make a difference. With a comprehensive land-grant mission of education, research, extension and outreach, we produce scholars whose ideas change the world. And through Innovate at Iowa State , we provide innovative and entrepreneurial opportunities for students of all backgrounds. Located just 30 minutes north of Des Moines, the city of Ames was recently named one of the Top 10 cities in the U.S. for campus life and career opportunities. Iowa State University is a welcoming, global, and culturally diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. Campus community members have a wide range of backgrounds and experiences and are committed to engaging with each other respectfully as outlined in the university's Principles of Community (https://www.iastate.edu/diversity-and-inclusion/principles-community) . Iowa State recognizes that diverse intellectual and philosophical perspectives are vital to innovation, critical thinking skills, and a dynamic academic community that fosters the land-grant ideals of putting science, technology, and human creativity to work. All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check. Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email eooffice@iastate.edu . If you have questions about the application process please email employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll-Free at 1-877-477-7485 . Iowa State University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should email employment@iastate.edu or call (515) 294-4800 or Toll-Free: (877) 477-7485 . TTY users are welcome to use the Iowa Relay Service number by dialing 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2942 . General ISU compensation information can be found on the University Human Resources (https://www.hr.iastate.edu/careers/compensation) website. Please note that this is only a list of ranges and individuals will be paid commensurate with qualifications.

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