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Research Soil Scientist/Agricultural Engineer/Hydrologist

West Lafayette, Indiana
$82,830 - $128,043 Per Year
Closing date
Jun 26, 2023

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Hydrology, Interdisciplinary/Other
Career Level
Early Career (up to 10 years past degree)
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The incumbent is a Research Soil Scientist/Agricultural Engineer/Hydrologist in a multi-disciplinary program at the National Soil Erosion Research Laboratory (NSERL), West Lafayette, Indiana. Incumbent’s research program aims to determine the impact of hydrologic and biogeochemical processes on soil erosion, water quality (including nutrient and sediment transport), carbon sequestration, agricultural productivity, GHG emissions, and/or ecosystem services. Specific objectives are: 1) Use soil physical, chemical and biological analyses to quantify changes in soil loss and/or quality at multiple spatial and temporal scales as a function of management, climate, and soil type; 2) Elucidate mechanisms in which soil loss and/or quality impacts agricultural productivity and environmental quality; 3) Quantify the impact of soil loss and/or quality on nutrient and sediment transport, GHG emissions, agricultural productivity, and ecosystem services; and/or 4) Through this gained understanding of basic processes, provide input to modeling efforts related to soil erosion, contaminant transport, agricultural production and resiliency, and/or ecosystem services.

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ARS-D23MWA-11983060-JML at

U.S. Citizenship is required. Applications must be received by the closing date of June 26, 2023.

USDA/ARS is an equal opportunity employer and provider

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