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Researcher II

Southern Illinois University

  • Location: Carbondale, IL
  • Post Date: 4/7/2019
  • Job Type: FULL TIME


Researcher II (Water and Soil)
Department of Forestry
Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Position: Researcher II: Full time, term appointment, professional researcher position on funded projects assessing soil and water quality in agricultural watersheds associated with management practices including cover crops, tillage, soil amendments, WASCOBs, and saturated buffers in Southern Illinois. This is a 12 month grant-funded position and could be extended dependent upon funding availability and workload needs.

Qualifications: M.S. degree in Forestry, Soil Science, Agronomy, Environmental Science, or a related discipline; a valid driver's license.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in soil sampling, soil quality characterization, water quality monitoring, soil and water laboratory analyses, and hydrologic assessments.

Responsibilities: Independent field and laboratory work with soil, water quality, vegetation, and hydrologic measurements and analysis. Assisting other researchers, graduate students, and undergraduate students with field and laboratory research. Equipment maintenance, database management, statistical analysis, report writing, professional presentation preparation and delivery, and assist with manuscript preparation. Supervision of graduate students and undergraduate students, as required. The position requires field work in all weather conditions.

Effective Start Date: May 1, 2019

Application Deadline: April 19, 2019, or until filled.

Application Procedure: Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume/CV, unofficial transcripts (official required prior to hire), and the names and contact information of three references to:

Email: williard@siu.edu


Dr. Karl Williard
Department of Forestry
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
1205 Lincoln Drive, MC 4411 
Carbondale, IL 62901

Phone: (618) 453-3341

SIU Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of 
individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives to enhance its
ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to
serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed 
and encouraged and will receive consideration.

Southern Illinois University