The candidate integrates data, analyzes, and prepares manuscripts deriving from interdisciplinary projects on soil health in Ohio cropping systems. In addition, the candidate performs laboratory analysis, and participates in field and greenhouse experiments, as relevant to soil health and soil food webs. Experiments could include handling and processing of samples for soil, plant and microbial analyses (including nematodes), maintenance and identification of cultures/isolated populations, and environmental nucleic acid analysis.

The candidate will maintain thorough records of research, including annotated electronic resources, including application of statistical analysis and bioinformatic pipelines; analyzes data, prepares reports and manuscripts for publication. The candidate will be expected to contribute to other group activities, such as, but not limited to, training of laboratory personnel, general lab discussions and extension/outreach. 

Degree Requirements

A PhD in Plant Pathology, Agronomy/Crop Science, Soil Sciences, Ecology, Statistics, Entomology, or related field. 

Experience Required: 

Experience with statistical analysis of complex datasets; excellent organizational skills; experience in manuscript preparation and publication.

Additional Information:

Ohio State is focused on enhancing the health and safety of our community. Therefore, the university is requiring every student, faculty and staff member to be compliant with Ohio State’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement.

By the start of employment, all newly hired employees must receive at least the first dose of a two-dose series or a single dose of a one-dose series COVID-19 vaccination. Individuals who choose a two-dose series vaccination must receive the second dose within 45 days of their start date. Proof of vaccination will be required at time of hire.

Candidates may request a medical or religious exemption from the vaccination requirement. Campus employees may also request an exemption for personal reasons. Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, College of Medicine or OSUP Employees are not eligible for personal exemptions. All exemptions are subject to Ohio State’s approval and subject to change, including revocation, due to legal and regulatory requirements.

Final candidates are subject to successful completion of a background check.  A drug screen or physical may be required during the post offer process.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, protected veteran status, or any other basis under the law.

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