The Department of Plant and Soil Sciences at the University of Kentucky is seeking a postdoc research fellow in the area of climate change effects (especially climate extremes, such as droughts and heavy rains) on agroecosystems. The candidate will mainly work with existing observational data to assess climate change/variability effects on local crops, with an emphasis on carbon and nutrient cycling as well as management in soil-crop systems, associated agronomic, ecological, environmental and economic implications. Successful candidates are expected to be highly self-motivated and have the ability to work independently. Strong quantitative skills are required to use statistical tools and/or process-based agroecosystem models to predict biogeochemical cycles in row crop systems of Kentucky. Programming ability in scientific computing languages (such as Python, R, Matlab, C++, and FORTRAN) to deal with satellite remote sensing, ground observations, and gridded data products is highly preferred.
This is a one-year position to start as soon as possible, with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory performance and continuing availability of funds. Interested individuals should email their application materials, including the following, to Dr. Wei Ren ([log in to unmask]  ):

(1) A cover letter outlining research interests, the required skills and experience, and motivation for applying to this position;
(2) Curriculum vitae and list of publications;
(3) 2-3 academic references.
I'd be happy to discuss the position and answer specific questions. Contact information is available at The position is open until a suitable candidate is found.