Postdoctoral Research Associate

Gainesville FL
Sep 01, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Classification Title:

Postdoctoral Associate

Job Description:

The Forest Ecosystem Science laboratory at the University of Florida seeks a postdoctoral research associate to work on an NSF-funded project examining how increased fire frequency in Alaskan boreal forests affects vegetation dynamics and ecosystem carbon cycling. The postdoctoral researcher will lead efforts to estimate soil CO2 efflux, linking these estimates to changes in vegetation and soil thaw created by shorter periods between burns.  The researcher will join a multidisciplinary team (remote sensing, modeling of ecosystem process and permafrost dynamics) with collaborators at multiple institutions (Portland State, Universities of Alaska and Idaho). The postdoctoral research associate will assist in connecting field observations of soil and vegetation C dynamics to the ecosystem process model LANDIS-II.

Interested candidates should feel comfortable working in remote locations with a team of colleagues, and there will be some mildly strenuous fieldwork. The researcher will spend the majority of the 2018 and 2019 summers in Alaska, and winters at the University of Florida in Gainesville. 

Advertised Salary:

$48,000, plus benefits

Minimum Requirements:

PhD in ecology, soil science, biology, environmental or forest science or related STEM field.

Preferred Qualifications:

PhD in ecology, soil science, biology, forest science

Special Instructions to Applicants:

 In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter, resume/CV, and names of three references. 

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (EDT) of the posting end date.

Applicants should be able to traverse across uneven terrain, tolerate adverse weather, and lift approximately 25 lbs of equipment. 

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire.  A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible.  Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

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