A postdoctoral position available
Oct 4, 2018
Biogeochemistry of Savannas
A postdoctoral position is available to study the biogeochemical consequences of land cover and land use changes in savanna ecosystems. The successful applicant will examine long-term impacts of herbivory, fire, vegetation change, and their interactions on soil carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus storage and dynamics. Applicants must have a PhD in biogeochemistry, ecosystem science, soil science, or related discipline, and strong skills in both field and lab work aimed at quantifying stores and fluxes of C, N, and P at the ecosystem and landscape scales. The position will be based in the Boutton Lab (https://agrilife.org/boutton/) at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX. Field research will be conducted at the Texas A&M AgriLife Sonora Research Station (https://sonora.tamu.edu/) located in the Edwards Plateau region, and lab analyses will be conducted in the Stable Isotopes for Biosphere Sciences Lab (https://sibs.tamu.edu/) at TAMU. Duration of appointment is 2 years pending a successful performance evaluation after the first year. The position is available immediately and applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled. Ability to begin working by October 28, 2018 is strongly preferred.
Applications should consist of a single PDF file including: (1) cover letter summarizing relevant experience, research interests and accomplishments, and a description of field, lab, and data skills; (2) resume; (3) one representative publication (published or submitted); and (4) names and contact information for three references. Please e-mail application to email@example.com with the subject “Postdoctoral Application: Biogeochemistry”. Applicants must also apply at: https://tamus.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/AgriLife_Research_External/job/College-Station-TAMU/Postdoctoral-Research-Associate_R-010975