[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoc position in soil biogeochemistry, native plant restoration, and ecosystem resilience

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Sun Aug 9 10:34:22 MDT 2015

Subject: Postdoc position in soil biogeochemistry, native plant
restoration, and ecosystem resilience

Postdoc position in soil biogeochemistry, native plant restoration,
and ecosystem resilience

The laboratories of Ben Sullivan (Soil Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem
Ecology; sullivanlab.weebly.com<http://sullivanlab.weebly.com>) and
Elizabeth Leger (Restoration Ecology;
www.ag.unr.edu/leger<http://www.ag.unr.edu/leger>) anticipate hiring
a post-doctoral level research associate to lead research
investigations in two areas: the soil chemical and physical controls
on native plant establishment and growth in Great Basin old fields,
and the effects of land use history on the resistance and resilience
of soil processes. This project will build on existing research
(Porensky et al. 2014) surrounding restoration of old fields in arid
ecosystems. The questions motivating this research are both applied
and fundamental in scope, and the work will consist of a balance
between field and laboratory research.
The ideal candidate will combine a strong publication record,
extensive soil biogeochemical experience, and proven experience with
bacterial and fungal molecular sequencing methods. Applicants must
have completed a PhD in soil ecology, biogeochemistry, ecosystem
ecology, or a related field prior to appointment. Previous field
experience in arid ecosystems is encouraged, but not a pre-requisite.
We seek an individual with a strong track record of mentoring,
excellent communication skills, and experience working in a
collaborative environment. If filled, funding for this position will
be available for two years beginning in December 2015 or January 2016.
To apply: prospective candidates should email (in a single PDF file)
a cover letter, CV, one page-statement of experience and interest,
and the names and contact information of three references to Ben
Sullivan (bsullivan at cabnr.unr.edu<mailto:bsullivan at cabnr.unr.edu>).
Please include "Plant/soil postdoc" in the subject line. Applications
will be reviewed beginning September 15, 2015. The position will be
open until filled.
The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to Equal Employment
Opportunities and Affirmative Action in recruitment of its students
and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical
or mental disability, and sexual orientation. Women and
underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Reno is located in
the Sierra Nevada mountains near Lake Tahoe and was recently rated
one of the best small cities in the US for outdoor recreation and
overall quality of life.
Benjamin Sullivan
Assistant Professor
Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Science
University of Nevada, Reno

address: 1664 N. Virginia St, Mail Stop 186, Reno, NV 89557
office phone: 775.784.6374
email: bsullivan at cabnr.unr.edu<mailto:bsullivan at cabnr.unr.edu>
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