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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 268751-AS
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Research

Job Summary:

The UW's SnapPlus software is used by the agricultural and conservation community throughout Wisconsin. This software package combines soil fertility, erosion (RUSLE2), and runoff phosphorus loss (WI P Index) models for use by farmers, agricultural consultants, and conservation agencies. The SnapPlus development team is looking for a new member with a strong interest in agricultural soil and water conservation and nutrient management planning to collaborate in the development and implementation of the models used in SnapPlus. This position will provide a great opportunity to develop nutrient management software and enhance skills in translating scientific understanding and research findings to end-users.

The person in this position will:
Work with nutrient management planners, educators, conservation professionals, and software developers to design and implement useful, efficient, and easy-to-use nutrient management planning software.

Collaborate with soil and agricultural scientists to develop and implement soil fertility, erosion, and nutrient loss models.

Provide support, guidance, and training for nutrient management planning software users and educators.

Assist with updating soil and crop management databases used in nutrient management planning software.

Responsibilities: Researcher I (RE040)
Researcher II (RE041)
Researcher III (RE042)
Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

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Terminal Degree
PhD preferred in Soil Science, Agronomy, or related field or MS with experience

Master's Degree


- Solid foundation in nutrient management planning principles and science. Experience with SnapPlus and RUSLE2 preferred.
- Ability to work across disciplines.
- Strong written and oral communication skills.

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $65,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Additional Information:

The selected applicants title will be determined based on qualifications, experience, and education.

The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) is committed to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that these values are foundational elements of our excellence and fundamental components of a positive and enriching learning and working environment for all students, faculty, and staff. At CALS, we acknowledge that bias, prejudice, racism and hate have historically occurred in many forms that cause significant and lasting harm to members of our community. We commit to taking actions each day toward a college that is inclusive and welcoming to all.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button. You will be asked to upload a resume and cover letter as a part of the application process. Please ensure that the resume and cover letter address how you meet the minimum/preferred qualifications for the position.


Laura Good
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

Official Title:

Researcher I(RE040) or Researcher II(RE041) or Researcher III(RE042)



Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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