[ES_JOBS_NET] Post-Doctoral Position Announcement: Ecophysiologist and Forest Modeler
marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Tue Sep 1 23:17:19 MDT 2015
From: =?windows-1252?Q?Steve_Chhin?= <chhin at MSU.EDU>
Subject: Post-Doctoral Position Announcement: Ecophysiologist and Forest
Post-Doctoral Position Announcement: Ecophysiologist and Forest Modeler
Department of Forestry, Michigan State University
Position description: The Department of Forestry at Michigan State=20
University, in collaboration with the USDA Forest Service Pacific=20
Southwest Research Station, is seeking a highly motivated post-doctoral=20=
researcher for measuring and modeling growth and health of large pine=20
trees as well as young plantations within mixed- conifer forest in=20
California. The researcher will be co-advised by Dr. Sophan Chhin (MSU)=20=
and Dr. Jianwei Zhang (USDA FS PSW) and will be responsible for=20
coordinating, planning and conducting the field and laboratory components=
of the project, with assistance from field and laboratory technicians.=20=
Primary responsibilities will be focused on measuring ecophysiological=20=
variables of large trees after stand restoration treatments and modelling=
their growth with process-based models. In addition, the incumbent will=20=
also model the development of young mixed conifer plantations. The post-=
doctoral researcher will be an integral member of an active research team=
and will be expected to actively participate in publishing and proposal=20=
writing, and to contribute to mentoring student researchers involved in=20=
the project. The position will begin as a one-year appointment, with=20
annual extensions available for an additional two years depending on=20
satisfactory performance and continued availability of funds.
Qualifications: The successful applicant will have: 1) a PhD in forestry,=
ecophysiology, stable isotopes, or related field; 2) knowledge and=20
experience with operating ecophysiological instrumentation and process-
based forest models (e.g., 3-PG); 3) demonstrated success in managing=20
complex projects, including planning and conducting field work to meet=20=
multiple research objectives and supervising field and laboratory=20
assistants; and 4) excellent verbal and written communication skills=20
including publishing in peer-reviewed research journals.
Location: The location is negotiable. It can be based either at Michigan=20=
State University in East Lansing, Michigan or Pacific Southwest Research=20=
Station, Northern California, USA.
To Apply: Applicants should email as a single PDF: 1) a cover letter=20
detailing qualifications for the position, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a list=
of 3 professional references with contact information, and 4) three=20
samples of professional writing, to Dr. Sophan Chhin at chhin at msu.edu.=20=
Applicants are also required to formally apply for this position at the=20=
MSU Job website (https://jobs.msu.edu) for Position # 1919.
Application deadline: September 21, 2015. The desired start date is as=20=
soon as possible and preferably no later than January 2016.
For more information: Contact Dr. Sophan Chhin at chhin at msu.edu.
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