Benefits include retirement plan match and paid full coverage for family health insurance.
Internal Number: 2944090
Position Information The soil scientist, which is a 100% research appointment, has leadership responsibility for developing, implementing, and reporting outcomes of the soil science research program at the Center. In addition, the scientist will lead the soils research program at CREC and serve within the broader soil health and land management research groups within NDSU. The scientist actively participates in the development and implementation of research projects that address the soil resource and develop applied solutions to regional agricultural concerns. Research activity will include defining soil fertility regimes for optimum crop nutrition, prevention and mitigation of soil salinity, soil management impacted by residue and tillage systems, and work on other outreach and research efforts related to reducing erosion and depletion of topsoil. The soil scientist is expected to compete successfully for extramural funding to assist in funding the diverse research program. The successful candidate is expected to coordinate and collaborate with other NDSU, regional and national project leaders on joint research projects appropriate for the Center; analyze and disseminate information from research programs; participate in outreach efforts; interact closely with farmers, extension staff, agribusiness representatives and crop commodity organizations. The soil scientist also has supervisory responsibilities for support staff and reports to the Center Director.
Minimum Qualifications • A PhD in soil science or closely related field. • Knowledge and experience working with applied research related to soil fertility, salinity, health, conservation, and/or management. • Documented experience in experimental design and analysis. • Strong written and verbal communication skills. • Ability to deliver information via modern media technologies. • Demonstrated ability to foster and maintain strong collaborations with other researchers, extension personnel, and stakeholders. • Valid driver’s license.
Preferred Qualifications • Documented collaborations with scientists of other disciplines of agriculture (agronomy, plant pathology, animal science, entomology, precision agriculture, weed science, etc). • Familiarity with Northern Great Plains cropping systems. • Documented experience in production agriculture across a diversity of crops • Operation of plot research and/or farm scale equipment. • Documented experience in preparing grant proposals and success in securing grant funds. • Experience in the supervision of staff involved with field research. • Evidence of positive producer interactions.
The NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center conducts research and educational programs to enhance the productivity, competitiveness, and diversity of agriculture in central North Dakota. Research effort focuses on dryland and irrigated crop production practices, crop germplasm evaluation and improvement, crop fertility and crop nutrition, soil health and resource improvement, plant disease control and management, evaluation of new agricultural technologies, cropping systems and crop rotation research, crop-livestock nutrient management, integration of crop and livestock production, beef cattle feeding, feedlot management, intensive cow/calf production, growing and finishing traits, carcass data and meat quality, sustainable agriculture practices, foundation seedstocks production, and fruit and berry production. The central location of the Carrington Center is significant in that research programs address research needs representing a significant part of agriculture in North Dakota.
The Carrington Research Extension Center is one of seven out-state NDSU Research Extension Centers. The CREC is located near Carrington, a community centrally located about two hours from each of t...he four largest cities in North Dakota. Carrington is a thriving community of approximately 2,500 people in a widely diversified agricultural production region of east central North Dakota. Carrington is a vibrant rural community with progressive schools (K-12), modern medical services (clinic and hospital), and recreation opportunities including hunting, fishing and birding. For further information visit http://www.carringtonnd.com/.