Now Hiring "Prairie Postdoc"

March 4, 2024

Now Hiring Postdoc Research Associate — Bioeconomy Institute "Prairie Postdoc"

The postdoctoral researcher will work closely with Dr. Lisa Schulte Moore, Bioeconomy Institute Co-Director, Regenerative Agriculture team, and STRIPS research  collaborators to collect and analyze agroecological data for peer-reviewed publication. Prospective applicants should demonstrate a strong history of publications and interdiscplinary collaboration. Applicants should demonstrate knowledge of Midwestern agroecosystems and direct experience collecting, managing and analyzing field data using R, Python, or similar tools. Duties include: collect and analyze new field data on plant composition, soils, and ecosystem processes from reconstructed prairies in Iowa and Missouri; analyze and integrate exisiting biophysical data on the ecosystem function of prairie strips on commerical corn and soybean fields; provide nominal support for field and lab data collection on ecosystem processes and functions associated with climate-smart agricultural management in corn-soybean cropping systems. This indivudal will also support scicomm outreach for prairie strips CP43 conservation practice at workshops and field days in the centeral Midwest. While efforts will be collaborative, it is expected that the role will work independently and ultimately publish results through scientific journals, scicomm media and funding agency reports.

Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. on an on-going basis without sponsorship.

Required Minimum Qualifications

Doctoral Degree

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in ecology, botany, environmental science, natural resources, soil science or related discipline.
  • Demonstrated experience collecting field data, following data management best practices, and anaylzing data for publication using R, Python, or related tools.
  • Experience drafting and submitting manuscripts for peer-reviewed publication and contributing to grant proposals.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of prairie ecology and/or Midwest agricultural practices, including regenerative ag.
  • Experience working with an interdisciplinary team to deliver scicomm outreach to diverse audiences.


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