Post Doctoral Scientist – Soil and Manure Nutrient Cycling and GHG Emissions, Nairobi, Kenya

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  • Job ID 1007877
  • Industry Management

Job Description

Key Responsibilities

Conduct soil nutrient and GHG measurements for different land use systems in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) to detect emission hotspots and develop mitigation options;
Develop management interventions through laboratory and field experiements to reduce GHG emissions and nutrient losses (C, N, P) from livestock manure and improve its fertilizer quality;
Conduct measurements of nutrient cycling processes in soils and manure to understand the underlying drivers and controls;
Conduct household surveys to better understand current manure management and crop fertilizing practices as well as barriers and incentives for improvement;
Operate and manage laboratory and field facilities, specifically manual and automatic soil GHG flux chambers, laser absorption spectrometers included in various setups (e.g., manure incubation chambers, soil flux chambers) to quantify GHG emissions from soil and manure;
Perform quality control and statistical analysis of the collected data;
Write scientific papers and prepare conference presentations; contribute to other communication products (research briefs, policy briefs, stakeholder meetings etc.);
Co-supervise PhD and MSc students and guide research technicians;
Develop innovative concepts and ideas for further research (including proposal writing) to address environmental aspects of agricultural productions systems that do not compromise food security. eSKeb2t BIpnb

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