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Postdoctoral Research Associate I (Camp Verde, AZ)
The University of Arizona in Camp Verde, Arizona
Date Posted 07/30/2021
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

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Postdoctoral Research Associate I (Camp Verde, AZ)
Camp Verde, AZ, United States
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Postdoctoral Research Associate I (Camp Verde, AZ)
Posting Number req6361
Department School of Plant Sciences-Res
Department Website Link
Location County Extensions and Farms
Address 2830 N Commonwealth Dr., Camp Verde, AZ 86322 USA
Position Highlights The successful candidate in this position will lead field research and extension programs on a USDA_NIFA project on soil and plant health using innovative on-farm by-product for organic agriculture producers and small-scale farmers in Arizona.

Seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituents. This position will be located at UA campus fields in Yavapai County and Phoenix area, Arizona:

Please note this position is outdoors working in various fields.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocations services, please click here .

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Carried out field work layout, field sampling, data collection and entry on soil fertility, soil and plant health, plant nutrition and yield.
  • Support lab work on soil physical & chemical properties, and plant shoot biomass.
  • Data analysis using statistical package (SAS and/ R required) for below and above ground microbial activities, soil fertility and physical properties, plant nutrition and yield.
  • Write reports and publish peer review articles using the field data and reviews on related topics from the project, survey, and literature review data.
  • Coordinate all project activities (extension field days, webinar and seminars), team meetings, and making conference presentations.


Knowledge of microbial genomic data analytics, soil fertility and plant nutrition, field work experience, data analysis using R or SAS package, and ability to write and publish quality peer review publication in high impact journals.

Minimum Qualifications
  • PhD in soil sciences, crop sciences, and agronomy with focus on soil health and plant nutrition.
  • Valid driver's licenses and ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy .
Preferred Qualifications
  • Completed PhD with good data analysis and publications experience.
  • Experiences and interest in organic and regenerative agriculture.
FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job FTE 1.0
Work Calendar Fiscal
Job Category Agriculture and Extension
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Rate of Pay DOE
Compensation Type salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
Number of Vacancies 1
Target Hire Date 9/1/2021
Expected End Date
Contact Information for Candidates For additional information, please contact:
Dr. Isaac Mpanga
Open Date 7/29/2021
Open Until Filled Yes
Documents Needed to Apply Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter
Special Instructions to Applicant
Diversity Statement At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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