• Soil Nutrient Cycling and Greenhouse Gas Scientist | Iowa State... Ames
  • Iowa State University in Ames, IA, United States
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Position Title:
Soil Nutrient Cycling and Greenhouse Gas Scientist
Job Group:
Professional & Scientific

Required Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of related experience

Special Required Qualifications
Valid U.S. Driver's License

Preferred 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, 2025

Number of Months Employed Per Year:
12 Month Work Period

Time Type:
Full time

Pay Grade:

Application 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 View email address on main.hercjobs.org or call View phone number on main.hercjobs.org or Toll Free: View phone number on main.hercjobs.org. 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, 2024

Posting Close Date:
April 8, 2024

Job Requisition Number:

About Iowa State University

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.
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