[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoctoral Research Associate in Arctic Ecology and Climate Change

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Tue Jul 5 09:39:27 MDT 2016

Date:    Mon, 4 Jul 2016 13:40:03 -0400
From:    =?windows-1252?Q?Jennifer_Fraterrigo?= <jmf at ILLINOIS.EDU>
Subject: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Arctic Ecology and Climate

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Arctic Ecology and Climate Change

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences at the
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a
full-time postdoctoral research associate for newly funded research on sh=
functional traits and belowground carbon cycling in the Alaskan tundra. T=
successful candidate will work with Drs. Jennifer Fraterrigo and Feng She=
Hu at the University of Illinois as part of a collaborative effort with
research partners Drs. Ken Tape and Eugenie Euskirchen at the University =
Alaska, Fairbanks. Responsibilities will include field data collection to=

characterize plant traits and belowground carbon cycling, sample and data=

analysis, and writing scientific publications for submission to
peer-reviewed journals. The successful candidate will be encouraged to
pursue new research directions, and will help manage the lab and interact=

with graduate and undergraduate students. The initial term of appointment=
one year, renewable for one additional year contingent upon satisfactory
progress. Salary is competitive and commensurate with previous experience=
The expected start date is January 1, 2017.

Required: PhD in ecology, environmental science or a closely related fiel=
within the past 5 years; field research experience measuring plant traits=

(preferably for arctic vegetation) and soil carbon cycling; experience wi=
statistical analysis using the R programming language; strong publication=


Desired: Experience with hierarchical modeling in a Bayesian framework;
strong communication skills that allow for working effectively as a membe=
of a spatially distributed collaborative research team.

Candidates should email (in a single PDF file) a cover letter, CV, statem=
of research interests and accomplishments, and the names and contact
information (including email addresses) for three references to Dr. Jenni=
Fraterrigo (jmf at illinois.edu). Please indicate 'Arctic Postdoc' in the
subject line. Inquires should also be directed to Dr. Fraterrigo. Review =
applications will begin July 18th, 2016, and continue until the position =
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