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Postdoctoral Research Associate I

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Postdoctoral Research Associate I
Department Tree Ring Laboratory (1204)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

The Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research at the University of Arizona seeks applicants for a post-doctoral research scientist in the fields of dendroclimatology/ terrestrial carbon cycling / climate and environmental impacts on tree growth. The candidate will conduct research in collaboration with the LTRR Director and other UA and LTRR colleagues, as well as independently lead research initiatives and scholarly activities. This position is available for multiple years with renewal contingent upon satisfactory performance and funding.

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

• Empirically and/or mechanistically model the relationships between forest growth /biomass and environmental gradients and variation.
• Analyze large multi-disciplinary (e.g., tree-ring, climate, vegetation model, satellite) datasets, and contribute to the development of new tree-ring datasets.
• Publish research outcomes in peer reviewed journals, and present research findings at scientific meetings, to the media, and to the public at large.
• Additional duties may be assigned and undertaken depending both upon need and interests. This may include assisting with instruction in the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research & College of Science, preparation and submission of grant proposals, supervision of students / more junior researchers, etc.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications

PhD in the Earth, Environmental, Geographical or Biological Sciences

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in collecting, analyzing, and disseminating continental-scale tree-ring data networks including those specifically designed for carbon cycle applications. Familiarity with research activities from other allied disciplines including flux tower, remote sensing, and vegetation modeling communities. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the demonstrated ability to successfully work in large multidisciplinary consortia.

FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Postdoctoral Research
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay $55,000 Annually
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number P20409
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Dr. David Frank

Open Date 07/27/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 08/07/2017
Special Instructions to Applicant
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

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • 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
  2. * Do you have a PhD in the Earth, Environmental, Geographical or Biological Sciences?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents