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ABEN Post Doctoral Research Assistant- Lin

North Dakota State University
Fargo, ND
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Description & Details:

The Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department at North Dakota State University has a postdoctoral research associate position available. The individual will 1) conduct research primarily related to irrigation feasibility studies in semi-arid regions; 2) collect/retrieve, process, and analyze data in GIS platforms; 3) present and publish research results at scientific and stakeholder meetings and in refereed journals; and 4) assist the PI in writing project reports. The position is offered for calendar year 2024 with the potential for continuation dependent upon the individual's performance and funding.

Work Schedule:

Monday- Friday 8:00 A.M.- 5:00 P.M.

Advertised Salary:

The position offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. (ABD considered with completion date prior to start date of position) in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering or closely related field;
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze data in GIS platforms;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Having a valid driving license;
  • Eligibility to work in the US.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated research experience and track record of publication;
  • Demonstrated proficiency in using GIS software (e.g., ArcGIS, QGIS), R Studio, and Microsoft Office;
  • Familiarity with Northern Great Plains climate and agriculture.

Applicant Materials Required:

Application must include: 1) cover letter, 2) CV, and 3) three professional references with name, email address and phone number. Screening of applicants will start on May 30 and continue until the position is filled. For further inquiries about this position, please email Dr. Zhulu Lin at , including a phrase “Inquiry into ABEN Postdoctoral Research Associate Position” in the subject line.


NDSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes single or family health insurance coverage with premiums paid for by the university - with an effective date for new employees the first of the month following date of hire. Other benefits include: wellness benefits, basic life insurance, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual leave, EAP, sick leave and holiday pay. Optional benefits include: supplemental life, dental, vision, long-term care insurance, flexible spending account, and supplemental retirement plans.

About Us:

North Dakota State University is distinctive as a student focused, land-grant, research university. We educate leaders who solve national and global challenges by providing affordable access to an excellent education that combines teaching and research in a rich learning environment.

NDSU is in the highest Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, R1, granted to the top research institutions in the country.

NDSU has offices across the state of North Dakota, and the main campus is in Fargo, on the Minnesota border. Along with Moorhead, Minnesota, Fargo forms one of the largest metropolitan centers between Minneapolis and Seattle. The community is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live.

No Smoking Notice :

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.

EO/AA Statement:

North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable.

Diversity Statement:

NDSU strives to be a community of belonging, recognizing unique differences as strengths of our university. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce that supports a community in which diverse populations and perspectives will know and learn from one another. NDSU values candidates who are committed to our core values of respect, inclusivity, community, creativity, excellence, impact, innovation, integrity, resilience, responsiveness, and transformation. Successful candidates will be committed to and help advance our strategic goal to create and maintain an open and respectful environment to promote inclusivity and diversity as a cornerstone of education, research, and outreach.

Veteran's Preference Notice:

This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran's Preference requirements.

Reasonable Accommodation Information

North Dakota State University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, please contact Human Resources at 701-231-8961 or .

Land Acknowledgement

We collectively acknowledge that NDSU, a land grant institution, on the traditional lands of the Oceti Sakowin (Dakota, Lakota, Nakoda) and Anishinaabe Peoples in addition to many diverse Indigenous Peoples still connected to these lands. We honor with gratitude Mother Earth and the Indigenous Peoples who have walked with her throughout generations. We will continue to learn how to live in unity with Mother Earth and build strong, mutually beneficial, trusting relationships with Indigenous Peoples of our region. (see ).


NDSU is recognized as one of the nation’s top 108 public and private universities.

North Dakota State University is an employer of choice with a commitment to offer a well-rounded benefits package for employees and their families.

NDSU is listed at 95 among 404 public universities based on the university’s research expenditures reported to the National Science Foundation. In addition, NDSU is listed in the National Science Foundation’s top 100 in several areas, including: agricultural sciences; business management and business; communications; materials science; natural resources and conservation science; social sciences; sociology, demography, and population studies; and visual and performing arts.

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