The University of California Merced and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Water Management Research Unit in Parlier, California seeks a Postdoctoral Agricultural Engineer/ Soil and Environmental Scientist in Agricultural Water Management Research. The research mission is to develop improved water management strategies in California cropping systems including grapes, tree and vegetable crops. The major duties are to work in a multi-disciplinary research team to (1) plan and conduct research related to crop water use as a function of irrigation methods and management strategies, including effect of canopy shading on crop water use, yield and quality, (2) coordinate with other scientists and students to provide day-to-day research execution, data collection, data analysis and quality control, and (3) transfer knowledge and technology through scholarly publications, patents and presentations to scientific and industry groups. The successful candidate must hold a PhD in agricultural engineering, soil and environmental science or engineering, hydrology, or a closely related discipline. The position will be physically located at the USDA ARS research facility in Parlier California. Competitive salary and benefits package available through University of California Merced. Salary is negotiated based on candidate's experience level. Funding available for 2 years with potential of extension. The position is open for applications until filled. To apply, send a cover letter, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references to Linda.Moreno@usda.gov. Make sure to use “UCM USDA Parlier” in the subject line of the email.