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Weekly job offers May 22, 2018

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PostDoc on Environmental impacts of land use change at Argonne National Laboratory, USA

The Environmental Science Division of Argonne National Laboratory seeks a post-doctoral researcher to study environmental impacts of land use change in a US DOE funded project. The project comprises a multi-disciplinary team including soil scientists, life-cycle analysts, and ecosystem modelers. We seek a scientist who is interested in agroecosystem modeling, excited about field observations, and values interacting with experimentalists and modelers of different disciplines. The successful candidate will study the biomass removal impacts on soil properties and model the total environmental impacts of bioenergy crops (both native and engineered) using field observations and agroecosystem and/or land surface models.

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Research Assistantships in Agricultural Biogeochemistry in Montana State University, USA

We are seeking applicants for two Ph.D. research assistantships focused on the biogeochemistry of agricultural systems and associated water resources in the Northern Great Plains. Research will focus on the fate and transport of solutes and agricultural amendments across spatial gradients, with goals that include characterizing reactive transport in soils, groundwater and streams within dryland cereal production and rangeland systems of central Montana. The project is based at Montana State University, is funded for up to five years, and provides opportunity to work within an interdisciplinary team of biogeochemists, physical chemists, materials scientists, social scientists, and hydrologists from multiple universities. The project will combine field and laboratory analysis, with an expectation of some extended visits to the field site throughout the duration of the study.


Postdoctoral Scientist at USDA, New Haven, CT, USA

The individual will conduct research on the design of novel functionalized
carbonaceous materials for use as adsorbents or adsorbent/catalysts. One application is for
nutrient capture and subsequent fertilizer value funded by the USDA. The individual is expected
to undertake fundamental mechanistic studies, as well as contribute to scale-up efforts on
promising systems. The individual will work independently but closely with collaborators from
the University of California, Davis on the broader goals of the project. Candidates must possess a
Ph.D. degree in a relevant field, preferably soil science or environmental engineering; be familiar
with carbonaceous materials; have some experience in adsorption; have strong writing and
speaking skills; and have a strong record of productivity in research. The appointment is for
about 1.5 years, depending on performance and continued availability of funding.

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PostDoc in Organic Cropping Systems, Ohio State University, OH, USA

Conduct applied research focused on soil health and weed management dynamics in organic
cropping systems. Research project exploring relationships between weed management and soil
amendment strategies on soil health, organic matter pools, weed communities and crop productivity.
Duties will include: analysis, synthesis and writing of peer-review manuscripts using existing organic
field crop experiments, conducting a comprehensive literature review on relationships between weed
management and soil organic matter, coordinating organic field trials, and supporting grant writing to
secure external funding. The successful candidate will be involved with supervision and training of
undergraduate and graduate students in field and lab procedures. The position based at the Ohio
Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster, Ohio, for a 1-year appointment,
renewable based on job performance and funding.

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Assistant Research Scientist – Metals Biogeochemistry Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, Aiken, SC, USA

The successful candidate is expected to develop an extramurally funded and internationally recognized research program focused on the biogeochemistry of heavy metals in the environment. The successful candidate will be expected to serve as an adjunct professor and member of the graduate faculty in an applicable department or school at UGA and will be involved in graduate education via advising of graduate students and service on graduate student committees. Professional service to groups such as state and federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, professional societies, and the public also is expected as is significant interaction with colleagues and students in other disciplines represented at SREL, UGA, and the broader academic community.

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Ph.D. or MS Student in Ecohydrology or Watershed Hydrology at Michigan Technological University, USA

School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science at Michigan Technological University is seeking applications for a Ph.D. or MS student position in broad areas of ecohydrology, biogeochemistry, and watershed hydrology. The position is available immediately and open until filled.

The overall objective is to develop a model of ecohydrological processes in forested catchments, by coupling and improving existing biogeochemical and hydrological models, to scale up from point measurements to catchment scales and understand how climate change and forest management affect ecological and hydrological processes. The study will be conducted at several catchments with strong climatic and ecological gradients following the lake effects in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

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Wageningen Soil Conference 2019 (WSC2019) Dec 15, 2018
Come to the AGU ISMC Meeting 9th Dec. Dec 09, 2018
Submit to EGU 2019 Nov 30, 2018
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Syvitski Student Modeler Competition 2019 Nov 28, 2018
Soil Works on 28 Jan. 2019 (BE) Nov 28, 2018
Announcement for ISMC co-Chair Nov 26, 2018
SoPhie - Soil Hydro-Physics Data - next workshop in Gembloux - 30 Jan 2019 Nov 19, 2018
Award winners Nov 15, 2018
Enabling FAIR Data Nov 13, 2018
ISMC at AGU 2018 and AGU's Soil SWIRL Oct 23, 2018
Call for Soil Hydraulic data! Oct 18, 2018
2019 Soil Systems Travel Award—Deadline: 31 December 2018 Oct 18, 2018
21st World Congress Soil Science 2018 - IUSS Sep 04, 2018
Conference Programme and Important Updates Aug 29, 2018
Call for Award Nominees: Advances in Soil Modeling (extended) Aug 29, 2018
Special Section in Vadose Zone Journal Jul 30, 2018
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ISMC on Twitter; EGU2019 - Call-for-session-proposals; AGU approaching Jul 12, 2018
Abstract submission extended to Jul .15th - ISMC Conference Jun 16, 2018
TERENO International Conference 2018 Jun 14, 2018
ISMC Conference & Award. Abstracts deadline Jun. 15 Jun 12, 2018
Workshop on benchmarking models of root system architecture May 22, 2018
DAISY Model Short Course 27-30. Aug. 2018 May 09, 2018
Hydrophysical Database for Brazilian Soils May 09, 2018
Pan-African Soil Challenge (PASCAL) May 07, 2018
EGU Session summary Apr 20, 2018
ISMC Conference: New perspectives on soil models (Nov. 5-7, 2018) Apr 07, 2018
ISMC open meeting @ EGU2018 Tue. 10/4/2018 Apr 07, 2018
Global Symposium on Soil Pollution (FAO) Apr 06, 2018
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