Position available at the Rodale Institute to study mechanisms
controlling carbon and nitrogen turnover and sequestration in
agricultural systems. The work is being conducted in the 17-year-old
Farming Systems Trial and will include field and microcosm experiments
using 13C-labeled plant residues. Initial appointment will be for one
year, with possible extension to two or three years based on performance
Rodale Institute is tax exempt, non-profit located in southeastern
Pennsylvania that works to ensure agricultural sustainablity through
research and education. This position is in a research-oriented
department that values teamwork and cooperation. Candidate will perform
sample preparation and analysis under the direction of the principal
investigator and the post-doc working on the project. Responsibilities
also include data compilation and analysis and other tasks associated
with publishing research results as well as administrative paper work
and report writing. Approximate split is 75% research/25%
administrative. Must be able to follow directions and work
independently. Salary ranges from $18,000-20,000, depending on
experience and full benefits will be provided.
Bachelor's degree in agricultural or environmental sciences with some
course work in soil science. Some experience with ecological or
agricultural research, especially laboratory experience, is helpful.
Knowledge of Excel and other common software is necessary. Excellent
writing and verbal communication skills are also required.
To apply, send curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research
experience and interests and the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail
addresses of three references to: Dr. Laurie Drinkwater, US RARC, Rodale
Institute, 611 Siegfriedale Rd., Kutztown, PA 19530. E-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not e-mail applications. Applications
will be accepted until the position is filled, however the review
process will begin April 27. Position is available as soon as candidate
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