[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoc position, Berhe biogeochemistry lab @ UC Merced

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Mon Oct 20 22:39:01 MDT 2014

From: "Asmeret Asefaw Berhe" <aaberhe at ucmerced.edu>
Date: Oct 20, 2014 8:45 PM

> Dear colleagues,
> Please help me spread the word about a postdoc position that is now open
in my lab (see below or visit
). Interested applicants can direct inquiries about the position to me at
aaberhe at ucmerced.edu
> Cheers and thanks,
> Asmeret
> ---------------
> Asmeret Asefaw Berhe
> Associate Professor, Soil Biogeochemistry
> Life and Environmental Sciences
> University of California, Merced
> Office phone: (209) 228-4712
> Cell: (510) 967-7196
> E-mail: AABerhe at UCMerced.edu
> Web: http://www.aaberhe.com
> ----
> Postdoctoral Scholar - Biogeochemistry, Soil Sciences
> Job #JPF00154
> School of Natural Sciences - Life & Environmental Sciences, University of
California, Merced
> The University of California, Merced is a dynamic new university campus
in Merced, California, which opened in September 2005 as the tenth campus
of the University of California and the first American research university
in the 21st century. In keeping with the mission of the University to
provide teaching, research and public service of the highest quality, UC
Merced offers research-centered and student-oriented educational
opportunities at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels through
three academic schools: Engineering, Natural Sciences and Social
> A postdoctoral position in terrestrial biogeochemistry is available in
the Berhe lab (www.aaberhe.com) to work on interactive effects of fire and
erosion on persistence of soil organic matter. The aim of this postdoctoral
project is to investigate decomposition and incorporation in microbial
biomass of fire altered or pyrogenic organic matter in order to further our
understanding of the mechanisms that control pyrogenic organic matter and
bulk organic matter persistence in the soil system. The initial appointment
will be for one year and is renewable, depending on performance and
availability of funding.
> The University of California, Merced is an affirmative action/equal
opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the
achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. The
University is supportive of dual career couples.
> Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. in soil science, biogoechemistry,
ecology, or related fields by January 1, 2014. Preference will be given to
candidates who have experience working with enriched isotopes of carbon and
nitrogen in soil, secondary ion mass spectroscopy (NanoSIMS), or X-ray
spectroscopy [Scanning Transmission X-ray Microscopy (STXM) coupled with
Near Edge X-ray Absorption Fine Structure spectroscopy (NEXAFS)]. The
successful candidate must be driven, creative and has demonstrated
experience with accomplishing established goals in a timely manner.
> Salary is based on the University of California Academic Salary Scales.
> Initial review of applications will begin November 30, 2014. Recruitment
will remain open until filled.
> Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter 2) a
curriculum vitae 3) a statement of research 4) a list of three references
with contact information including mailing address, phone number, and
e-mail address.
>         • Cover Letter
>         • Curriculum Vitae
>         • Reference List - List of three references including mailing
address, email address, and phone number.
>         • Statement of Research
> visit https://aprecruit.ucmerced.edu/apply/154/account_and_contact?
>         • Create an ApplicantID
>         • Provide required information and documents
>         • Provide required reference information
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