A Postdoctoral Research Associate is sought to work on collaborative research with Syngenta. This is an exciting opportunity to investigate how soil tillage practices modify soil structure and hydraulic properties and to quantify impact on leaching of pesticides. The position will be based within the Environment Department at the University of York
You will be responsible for undertaking an integrated programme comprising leaching experiments, field measurements and use of mathematical models. As well as publishing the findings in the open literature, you will develop a framework for integrating tillage practices into approaches to reduce transfer of pesticides to surface water. Duties will include: design and undertaking of experiments; undertaking fieldwork; analysis and interpretation of research data; use of appropriate research techniques and methods.
As well as a PhD or equivalent experience in a relevant environmental, soils or hydrological discipline, you will have knowledge of soil science, prior experience of experimentation in soil systems, experience of carrying out both independent and collaborative research and the ability to transfer scientific understanding into existing mathematical models. The project will include fieldwork, so a valid driving license is required.
The post is fixed-term for two years and is available on a full-time basis to start from 1st April 2018.
Closing date: 26 February 2018
Interviews will be held on a date to be confirmed.
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