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NCEAS seeks candidates for a Postdoctoral Fellow position to advance understanding and managing of soil organic matter for environmental outcomes and human well-being. The Fellow will be responsible for leading several analyses in a recently funded SNAPP (Science for Nature and People Partnership) working group project aimed at developing quantitative targets to manage soil organic matter for environmental and human outcomes. The Fellow will also be able to participate in environmental data science trainings at NCEAS and similar organizations. The Fellow is also expected to pursue an independent research program of her or his design that addresses soil organic matter through analysis and synthesis of existing data.

In the role of working group participant, the Fellow will be integrally involved in:
1) spatial analysis to determine priority areas for building soil organic matter in California rangelands;
2) spatial analysis of the potential contribution of soil organic matter to crop yield and yield variability in Midwestern row-crop agriculture;
3) working closely with The Nature Conservancy staff and other practitioners to develop specific strategies to manage soil for environmental and human outcomes in California and through the Soil Health Partnership
4) participating in SNAPP working group meetings.

Next review date: May 25th, 2017
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
 
Final date: June 30th, 2017
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.