[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoctoral Researcher on "Carbon Dynamics of Amazon Peatlands"

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Fri Mar 20 12:42:35 MDT 2015

Date:    Fri, 13 Mar 2015 02:23:48 -0400
From:    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Hinsby_Cadillo-Quiroz?= <hinsby at GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Postdoctoral Researcher on "Carbon Dynamics of Amazon Peatlands"

Postdoctoral Researcher on "Carbon Dynamics of Tropical Peatlands" : Temp=
e, AZ, United States

Postdoctoral Researcher on "Carbon Dynamics of Tropical Peatlands" at the=
 School of Life Sciences,=20
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

A postdoctoral position on =93Carbon Dynamics of Tropical Peatlands" rese=
arch is available at the School=20
of Life Sciences at the Arizona State University (ASU).
A high number of tropical peatlands recently reported in the Western Amaz=
on basin represent a major=20
unknown in the make up of regional carbon (C) budgets, accounts of greenh=
ouse gas fluxes and=20
possible climate effects on C storage and decomposition in this key regio=
n of the world. As part of a=20
collaborative research, this postdoctoral position will evaluate question=
s on dynamics of net primary=20
productivity, hydrology, and greenhouse gas formation across several trop=
ical peatland sites in the=20
Western Amazon (primarily Peru). Postdoctoral associate will develop a re=
search program within this=20
context and interface with ecosystem modeling efforts at local and region=
al levels.

This position is under primary coordination of Prof. Hinsby Cadillo-Quiro=
z (C degradation in=20
peatlands) and based at ASU (http://cadillo.lab.asu.edu). The selected ca=
ndidate will join a=20
collaborative project also including faculty of University of Arizona (Pr=
of. Joost van Haren, ecosystem=20
biogeochemistry) and Purdue University (Prof. Qianlai Zhuang, Peatland Ec=
osystem modeling), besides=20
ASU. Postdoctoral researcher will catalyze several inter-group projects a=
nd facilitate data synthesis.

Applicants must have a PhD in relevant areas (Forestry, Environmental Sci=
ences, others). Candidates=20
with expertise in monitoring of forest primary productivity or connection=
s of NPP to greenhouse gas=20
fluxes would be highly preferred. Fieldwork will be significant with mult=
i-months deployment in the=20
Peruvian Amazon; hence availability for and experience with international=
 travel and working=20
proficiency in Spanish will be favorably considered. Strong candidates wi=
ll also possess: (i) significant=20
publication record (papers published, in press, or submitted), (ii) creat=
ivity, independence, and the=20
desire to learn, (iii) proficiency in both written and spoken English, as=
 well as (iv) analytical,=20
interpersonal, and presentation skills. Position is available for up to t=
hree years, but renewable=20
annually upon satisfactory performance. Competitive salary and benefits a=
re available. Application=20
should include: (i) a brief cover letter, (ii) Curriculum Vitae including=
 three professional references, (iii)=20
a brief description of past research accomplishments and future research =
goals. Send application to=20
the following email: cadillo-lab-appl at asu.edu

Applications will be reviewed weekly from March and thereafter until the =
search is closed. Starting=20
date is flexible but prompt availability is recommended. A background che=
ck is required for=20
employment. Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative =
action employer committed=20
to excellence through diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to a=
pply. For additional=20
information on this position and the School of Life Sciences, please visi=
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