Post-Doctoral Associate

University of Minnesota

Twin Cities, MN, US


These positions have a 3 year term limit but can be up to 5 years depending on complexity of the job.  They are available to persons holding an earned doctorate degree in an appropriate field and possessing applicable research training and/or experience. 

About the Job

Oversee research on grant-funded project for faculty principal investigator (PI).  Duties vary according to project needs.  Positions available may be in areas of soil, water, and atmospheric reserach; soil physical management and conservation of soil and water resources; management of agricultural chemicals and pollutants for water quality maintenance and crop production; plant nutrient management for crop production and environmental protection; systems management of the agroecoenvironment; precision agriculture; and related soil water, and climatological research.

These positions are all funded by grants and as faculty receive funding on their grant proposals, they look through this pool of applicants to see who best fits their needs on the project for which they have received funding.  Hires are made throughout the fiscal year from 07/01 – 06/30 and if you want your application to remain active you will need to re-apply every fiscal year.

About the Department

The mission of the Department of Soil, Water, and Climate is to advance the understanding of Earth system processes and the interaction among land, atmosphere, and water. Through research, teaching, and extension we seek to:

  • improve and protect the quality of soil, air, and water resources in natural and managed ecosystems;
  • enhance agricultural and forest productivity and sustainability;
  • predict and mitigate impacts of environmental and climate change on ecosystems and society; and
  • provide science based knowledge for improved decision making and a better informed citizenry.

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online.  To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions.  You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your “My Job Applications” page and uploading documents there.  This position requires that you attach contact information for three references, and proof of highest degree (PhD) in the form of either a) a copy of your transcript stating when you received the PhD, b) a copy of your diploma, or c) a letter from the granting organization stating when you received your PhD.  You may also attach a sample of scholarly work.

This position will remain open until filled.

Background Check Information

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.





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