Job ID: 183671

Post-doctoral Research Associate- Process based Crop Modeling

University of Maryland, College Park

  • Apr. 12, 2022
 
  • Post-doctoral Research Associate- Process based Crop Modeling
  • Geographical Sciences
  • https://geog.umd.edu/
  • University of Maryland, College Park
    College Park, MD
 
  • Best Consideration April 21, 2022
  • Available immediately
  •  
 
  • Post-Doc
  • Geography
    Social Sciences - General
 
 

The Department of Geographical Sciences at University of Maryland, College Park, is seeking a Professional Track Research Faculty Member at the Post-Doctorate Associate rank. Salary and benefits are highly competitive. The researcher will contribute to research activities under the USDA-NIFA funded project. The primary activities under this position include developing pre-season and in-season decision support tools (e.g. in-season nitrogen recommendation tool) using process-based crop models and remote sensing; and evaluating, improving and implementing process-based crop models to simulate the impacts of climate change and adaptation strategies. We are seeking a potential candidate with expertise in process-based crop modeling, uncertainty characterization and statistical downscaling. The successful candidate will closely collaborate with a multidisciplinary team, and he/she will communicate with stakeholders involved in the project, and present outcomes of the project at scientific conferences and meetings, as well as write reports and publications.

Minimum Qualifications and Required Skills

Applicants should have a Ph.D. or equivalent in agricultural engineering, soil science, terrestrial ecology, or climate sciences. Candidates must have demonstrated experience in using and improving process-based crop models such as Environmental Policy Integrated Climate (EPIC), Decision Support System for Agrotechnology Transfer (DSSAT), APSIM or equivalent, and have hands-on experience in multivariate statistics. Experience and skills in programming languages (e.g. Fortran, C++ and Python/R) and analytical skills in model evaluation are strongly preferred.

Applications should include a personal statement of background and experience relevant to the position, including research activities, a signed, dated Curriculum Vitae, 2-5 reprints of selected peer-reviewed publications, and names and addresses (including e-mail) of 3-5 references.

For best consideration applications should be submitted no later than April 21th 2022, but the search will continue until a suitable candidate is appointed. Due to covid situation, preference will be given to the candidates in the U.S with citizenship/green card/OPT. To Apply: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/94211 . For questions about the position, please contact Varaprasad Bandaru, Associate Research Professor, at vbandaru@umd.edu. Further information on this position and on academic and research programs of the Department can be found at http://www.geog.umd.edu Applications from women and minorities are particularly sought.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


  • The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


 
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Contact Information

 
  • Varaprasad Bandaru
    Geographical Sciences
    University of Maryland, College Park
    College Park, MD
  •  
  • vbandaru@umd.edu


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