RESEARCH PROFESSIONAL I

Job Summary The incumbent will support a range of collaborative projects in the areas of savanna tree-grass dynamics, ecophysiology and demography. The position is based in Athens, Georgia and will include a wide range of duties in the lab, greenhouse and field, including field research associated with ongoing projects in South Africa and Zimbabwe for weeks at a time. The position will include the following responsibilities: setting up and running greenhouse and laboratory studies (e.g., measuring plant functional trait data), analyzing samples in the lab (e.g., cryogenic distillation for isotope analyses, tree ring analysis, sample drying and weighing), organization and analysis of existing datasets, assistance with student research projects, ordering lab and field supplies, setting up lab equipment, and field work (experimental setup, data collection, and supervision of field assistants). The ideal candidate will be able to work independently in the field and should be willing and able to acquire a range of new skills. A key component of this position will be the development of new field and laboratory techniques for quantifying water use and growth in trees and grasses (e.g., using thermal imaging and time-lapse photography) for model parameterization. Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's degree and some related experience or equivalent combination required. Area-specific certification and/or training may be required and other training will be provided as appropriate.