[ES_JOBS_NET] postdoctoral position

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Sun Jun 28 12:15:18 MDT 2015

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From: David Nelson <dnelson at al.umces.edu>
Date: Sun, Jun 28, 2015 at 11:26 AM

Department of Plant Biology
Department of Geology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Position Description

A Postdoctoral position is available in Feng Sheng Hu's interdisciplinary
research group at the University of Illinois.  Current research in the
group focuses on the Quaternary population dynamics of boreal and temperate
plants based on genomics, paleoecology, and niche modeling; novel
disturbances (fire and thermoerosion) and biogeochemical cycling in
arcto-boreal ecosystems based on lake-sediment and soil analyses; and C4
plant ecology and evolution based on single-pollen isotope analysis.  The
successful candidate will work on one or more of these projects in
collaboration with a large group of ecologists, geneticists, remote sensing
experts, ecosystem and species-niche modelers, geochemists, and
statisticians.  She/he will also be encouraged to pursue new research
directions, and will help manage the lab and interact with graduate and
undergraduate students.  More information on the lab group is available via

Application Procedures

Applications should include a cover letter explaining your research
interests and accomplishments, and your qualifications for the position; a
curriculum vita; and names and contact information (including email
addresses) for three professional references.  Full consideration will be
given to complete applications received by the closing date of July 10,
2015.  To apply for this position, please send the required documents in a
single PDF file to Rayme Dorsey at rdorsey at illinois.edu.  For additional
information regarding this position, please contact Dr. Feng Sheng Hu,
fshu at life.illinois.edu.

Salary and Appointment Information

The initial term of appointment is one year, renewable for two additional
years contingent upon satisfactory progress.  Salary is competitive and
commensurate with previous experience.  The expected start date is August
15, 2015.  Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however,
no hiring decision will be made until after the closing date.

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion,
color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age,
status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a
disability. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds,
experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (
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