Postions Announcement - Posted on 11/27/12

Position Announcement: Post Doctoral Research Associate

Organization:    Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory

Location:             Mandan, ND

Description:   The Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory in Mandan, ND, seeks a Post Doctoral Research Associate/Research Rangeland Specialist/Ecologist for a Two Year Appointment. A recent Ph.D. is required. The salary range is $57,408 - $72,714 per annum commensurate with experience, and a benefits package is included. The incumbent will participate in team research with specific responsibility for research on improving ecological indicators of grazingland (rangeland and pastureland) health resulting in an integrated grazingland health assessment tool. Duties include quantifying plant species diversity through on-site surveys at multiple locations across the Great Plains and assembling current and historical vegetation data into databases for testing models. Knowledge of spatial and multivariate statistics, grazingland ecology, and livestock production and skill in rangeland plant identification is required. Experience with geographic information systems and the construction and management of large databases is desirable. For more information on citizenship requirements and instruction on how to apply go to www.usajobs.com and search RA-13-016-H. USDA/ARS is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


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