Postdoctoral Crop-Climate Modeler for USDA-NIFA project

UMD ESSIC is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral associate to support the dynamic crop growth modeling component of a project funded by the United States

 

Date posted

Aug. 31, 2021 7:30 pm

Application deadline

Sep. 19, 2021 5:00 pm

Organization

Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, University of Maryland

Location

  • United States

Job description

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral associate to support the dynamic crop growth modeling component of a project funded by the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA). The project’s goal is to develop, evaluate, and apply a fully coupled modeling framework to predict climate-agroecosystem interactions and economic impacts. The post-doctoral associate will calibrate, test, and analyze a suite of crop growth and biogeochemistry models. The associate will additionally assist other team members in coupling these models with a regional climate model. This coupled modeling system will then be integrated into a predictive decision support dashboard to provide farmers across the U.S. Corn Belt with relevant and reliable information for farm-level decision-making.

The position will be based at the Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center in College Park, Maryland. It is extendable annually up to two years, and potentially longer depending on funding availability. Salary is commensurate with experience; university benefits will be included.

For the full announcement with qualifications and informaiton on how to apply, please visit: Postdoctoral Crop-Climate Modeler for USDA-NIFA project