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Postdoctoral Research Associate I

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Postdoctoral Research Associate I
Department Sch of Nat Resource&Enviro-Res (2412)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

The School of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Arizona has an opening for a Postdoctoral Research Associate on a new grant funded by the National Science Foundation. This individual will conduct field and controlled environment studies on the effects of wind-borne sediments on dryland vegetation. Ecophysiological quantification of plant species/functional group responses to ‘sandblasting’ will be integrated with sediment flux-vegetation models to quantitatively assess the role of aeolian processes in driving state transformations and desertification in the context of changes in land use and climate.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

This individual will conduct gas-exchange measurements on plants experiencing windborne sediment flux and will aid in setting up and conducting experiments to test hypothesis about the interaction between wind and vegetation. Scaling this information to community/landscape-levels will be achieved using existing, but contrasting, dynamic simulation models. The successful candidate will be based in Tucson at the University of Arizona, but will be expected to spend extended periods of time conducting field work at the Chihuahuan Desert Jornada LTER site near Las Cruces, NM (about 4 h drive from Tucson). The post-doctoral associate is expected to actively engage with collaborators at UCLA and the USDA Agricultural Research Service in Las Cruces, to generate peer-reviewed publications in top-tier scientific journals and to serve as Co-PI on future proposals.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications

PhD in ecology, earth science, geography or related field.

Preferred Qualifications

We seek an individual with demonstrated expertise in plant ecophysiology (gas exchange, water relations, and physiology-morphology linkages in the context of plant growth and development) or familiarity with measurement of aeolian sediment transport processes in arid lands and experience with dynamic simulation modeling, statistics and database management including skills in R, Matlab, SAS or equivalent.

FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Research
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay $48,000 Annually
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number P20363
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date 05/15/2017
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Steve Archer
sarcher@email.arizona.edu

Open Date 04/24/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 05/08/2017
Special Instructions to Applicant

Please note: You will be required to provide contact information for a minimum of three professional references within your application. Should you be selected as a finalist for this position, your references may receive an automatic email. This email will ask your references to complete a brief questionnaire in regard to your suitability for the position as well as request the attachment of a letter of recommendation.

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Supplemental Questions

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  1. * Can you perform the essential functions (job duties) of this position with or without accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • ArizonaDiversity.com
    • Careerbuilder.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HigherEdsJobs.com
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  3. * Do you have a PhD in ecology, earth science, geography or related field?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents