The incumbent is a Supervisory Research Soil Scientist/Agricultural Engineer/Hydrologist in a multi-disciplinary program at the National Soil Erosion Research Laboratory (NSERL), West Lafayette, Indiana. As Research Leader (RL), the incumbent is responsible for leadership and line authority over scientists while fostering a highly collaborative and cohesive research team within the unit with local, regional, and national external collaborations.


  • The incumbent leads, directs, and conducts personal and team research related to erosion science and modeling;
  • Develop new research tools to address erosion science and predicting technologies; climate change and hydro-geochemical processes affecting sediment and chemical transport, soil and water quality assessment to reduce pollutants in the environment.
  • Advance erosion science and develop novel and innovative tools for prediction and conservation planning;
  • Use process-level analyses to quantify changes in soil and water quality at multi-scales as a function of management, climate, and soil type;
  • Determine the interrelationships of climate change on sediment and nutrient transport, agricultural productivity, and ecosystem services; and
  • Advance modelling efforts related to contaminant transport, agricultural production and resiliency, and ecosystem services.
  • Providing vision, establishing and maintaining an advisory stakeholder base and developing research programs to address stakeholder priorities.
  • Exercising leadership and supervising personnel assigned to the unit.
  • Maximizing the creativity and productivity of the unit.
  • Hiring personnel and managing the human, fiscal, and physical resources assigned to the unit.
  • Serving as the Unit fund holder.
  • Providing technical information and consultation both internal and external to Agricultural Research Service.
  • Ensuring the proper interpretation and reporting of scientific research results.

Travel Required

Occasional travel – Occasional domestic and international travel is required to accomplish research objectives and attend scientific meetings and conferences.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential