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Postdoctoral Research Associate

The position is for two openings.

Posting Close Date:

This position has been posted as Open until Filled. The screening of applicants will begin immediately and remain on-going until a finalist is identified.

Summary of Duties:

Postdoctoral Research Associates work independently as well as in a team environment on ongoing federal and state funded projects that deal with open- and in-field weather data driven model/tools development for site-specific weather forecasting and crop management decision support. Duties included but not limited to sensing site-specific weather, crop physiology through field deployment of distributed hardware, field data collection including ground-truthing at spatial and temporal scale for multiple sites, develop/modify site/station specific 1) 10-day weather forecasting and 2) crop stressors management models; assist team in preparing reports and peer-reviewed publications. AgWeatherNet is recruiting for two Postdoctoral Research Associate positions.

Department Name:

AgWeatherNet (opens in new window)

Required Qualifications:

  • PhD in Meteorology, Agricultural Engineering or a related field with experience in agrometeorology, crop/weather sensing, modeling the interaction between soil, weather, and crops, and forecasting.
  • Demonstrated experience & proficiency in python, R, cloud computing, and big-data analytics.
  • Demonstrated experience or interest in development of agricultural decision support tools.
  • Demonstrated experience with experimental design, field data collection and data analysis skills.
  • Demonstrated experience of individual initiative in research and pertinent publications in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Must have, or be able to obtain at the time of hire, a valid unrestricted driver’s license.

Required Documents:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. References Contact Information
  4. Copies of two most relevant publications


Prosser Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center

City, StateProsser, WA and/or Pullman, WA

Monthly Salary:

$4,166.66 – $4,583.33

Position Type:

This is a temporary position. Renewal is dependent on the need for extension and/or if additional funding is secured to extend employment. FTE: 100%


WSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes paid sick and vacation leave; paid holidays; medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts.

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How to Apply

To apply, please visit the WSU Jobs website (opens in new window) and search for position R-8371.

Temporary (hourly) employment

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