Post-Doctoral Fellow

Location
Denver, USA, Colorado
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
Jul 14, 2017
Ref
005835
Contact
University of
Faculty Jobs
Education
Position Type
Alt-Ac & Post-Ac
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The University of Denver is a medium-size (12,000 students) private university located in a thriving metropolis at the base of the Rocky Mountains. The Department of Biological Sciences focuses on biological questions across scales from cellular structure and function to ecosystem dynamics.

Position Summary

The Department of Biological Sciences invites applicants for two Post-Doctoral positions. We are seeking candidates that will help advance the field of ecology in the study of tropical montane ecosystems. The successful candidates will have a strong track record of research and publication in this system and experience in the appropriate subfields. These positions are for two years with the second year renewal contingent on satisfactory progress in year one. We are especially interested in applicants who have a demonstrated commitment to or experience working with diverse populations. Information on departmental programs can be found at http://www.du.edu/nsm/departments/biologicalsciences/.

Essential Functions

The successful candidates will be expected to publish three peer reviewed research articles in high quality, international journals including review and synthesis publications as well as data and fieldwork driven research. One position will be responsible for leading the field and lab components of a global change experiment in at least the Dominican Republic and possibly a second country such as Jamaica. The second position will be responsible for leading the field and lab components of temperature regime reconstruction using dendrochonological techniques from Pinus occidentalis in the Dominican Republic and possibly Guatemala.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. degree conferred at the start of the position and possess knowledge of the ecology of tropical montane ecosystems with an expertise in the science of microbial ecology, dendrochronology, temperature regime reconstruction, soils processes and global change.
  • Strong track record of research and publication in tropical montane ecosystems and experience in the appropriate subfields.
  • Minimum of 5 years of work experience in the science of microbial ecology, soils processes and global change as part of graduate school or beyond.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with genetic analyses.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by Thursday, July 27, 2017.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter

NOTE: The online system is limited to uploading 5 files. Please combine content if necessary to get all content uploaded.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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