[ES_JOBS_NET] Three Postdoctoral Scholar Positions Ecosystem Science & Society Center at Northern Arizona University

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Tue Jun 25 10:34:40 MDT 2013

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From: Bruce A Hungate <Bruce.Hungate at nau.edu>

We seek applicants for three postdoctoral scholars to join the
Ecosystem Science & Society Center at Northern Arizona University, a
center that conducts research in ecosystem science at scales from the
cell to the globe. Ideal candidates are self-motivated and creative
researchers who enjoy communicating about science. Successful
candidates will have opportunities for leadership roles in research
and the possibility to advance to research faculty status.

We seek applications for postdoctoral scholars in:

1) Microbial Ecology to investigate relationships between microbial
biodiversity and carbon cycling in soils. The ideal candidate will
have experience with molecular techniques, stable isotopes, and
process rate measurements in soil microbial ecology.

2) Ecological Bioinformatics to apply cutting edge bioinformatic tools
to problems in interpreting microbial community, metagenomic, and
metatranscriptomic data. Specific projects include carbon and nitrogen
cycling in soil, soil microbial community interactions, hot springs
biogeochemistry, and the interface between microbial ecology and human
health. The ideal candidate will have excellent skills in mathematics
and statistics, fluency in informatics programming languages,
platforms, and programs, and experience with bioinformatics tools in
ecology and ecosystem science, applied in a framework of testing

3) Quantitative Ecology to apply quantitative tools to problems in
global change ecology, including ecosystem responses to global change,
interactions among drivers of ecosystem change, and responses to
extreme events. The ideal candidate will have skills in statistics
(including Bayesian), experimental design, simulation modeling, and
data assimilation; will be comfortable programming in statistical
languages and platforms (e.g., R, Matlab, etc.) and in at least one
general-purpose scripting language; and will have experience applying
these skills to environmental data to test interesting hypotheses.

For all applicants, the minimum qualification is an earned PhD in a
discipline related to the subject. The preferred qualifications, in
addition to the specifics listed above, are a record of publication in
the peer-reviewed literature, fundraising for research, and
collaborative interdisciplinary research; demonstrated verbal and
written communication skills, innovation, self-motivation, and
critical thinking and problem solving, and vision for research growth
and collaboration in ecosystem science.

Review of applications will begin 1 August 2013. Positions will remain
open until filled. To apply, visit the HR homepage (www.nau.edu/hr)
and click on Job Openings, then Staff Openings, then Careers @ NAU;
see openings 600388, 600389, and 600390. Applicants should attach to
their online application one compiled pdf document containing a cover
letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement of research experience and
vision. Applicants should arrange to have three letters of
recommendation sent to ecoss_jobs at nau.edu.

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