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Postdoctoral Research Position on Sustainable Bioenergy Crop Production, Texas A&M @ Beaumont


Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center at Beaumont is seeking candidates for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in the field of bioenergy crop production with a special focus on sustainability and is available immediately. This is a multi-year, limited term position funded by DOE EERE BETO. Continuation of employment is contingent upon availability of funds and satisfactory performance, up to a maximum of five years. The appointment will be supervised jointly by Drs. Fugen Dou, Lloyd Ted Wilson and Yubin Yang at the Center.

We seek a candidate who will be involved in conducting research on assessing the economic viability and environmental sustainability of bioenergy crop production, including energycane and biomass sorghum. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assistance with bioenergy crop planting, field crop management, sampling and analysis of soil, water, greenhouse gas, sampling of plant biomass growth; data integration and analysis, preparation of manuscripts for publication; and writing new research proposals. A high level of productivity for peer-reviewed publications is expected.

The minimum qualifications are an earned Ph.D. in soil science, agronomy, biology, or a similar field from an accredited institution. Candidates should have a strong interest in sustainable agriculture research. The successful candidate must be able to work independently and also effectively in a team, and possess excellent written and interpersonal communication skills to be able to regularly communicate project results. In addition, the successful candidate must possess a high level of analytical, statistical, organizational and planning skills. The candidate must meet eligibility requirements for work in the U.S. by the start date and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.

Application: Applicants must provide the following: 1) a cover letter, 2) current vita, and 3) selected publication reprints. When prompted during the on-line application process, please provide names, phone numbers and email addresses of three references. Only complete application materials will be considered for review. Review of applications will begin on May 1, 2019 and continue until position is filled.

For questions regarding the position, please contact Dr. Fugen Dou at f-dou@aesrg.tamu.edu.

Major/Essential Duties of Job: Present research findings at meetings, publish results in peer-reviewed journals, assistance with bioenergy crop planting, field crop management, soil, water, and greenhouse gas sampling and analysis; plant sampling and composition analysis, data analysis and preparation of journal articles for publication. A high level of productivity for peer-reviewed publications is expected.

Performs other job related duties as required

Required Education: Ph.D. in Soil Science, Agronomy, Biology, or a similar field from an accredited institution.

Required Experience: Experience presenting research at professional conferences and successful research track indicated by publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Required Special Knowledge, Ability, and Skills: Ability to work independently and as a team member to accomplish the research objectives. Excellent interpersonal and written skills to regularly communicate project results. Possess a high level of analytical, statistical, organizational and planning skills. Ability to work outdoors and operate a wide range of experimental equipment. Ability to operate a personal computer and basic internet searching capabilities. Ability to establish effective working relationships.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

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