Application Deadline: Monday, 26 February 2007
The following two postdoctoral fellowships are available on International Polar Year 2007-2008 projects led by the Environment and Natural Resources Institute at University of Alaska Anchorage:
Soil Ecology, Soil Biogeochemistry
The incumbent will conduct and supervise experimental work elucidating the consequences of deeper snow, shrub increases, and effects on soil-plant dynamics. The fellow will join a team that has conduced long-term experiments at Toolik Lake, Alaska since 1994 as part of ITEX (International Tundra Experiment) and has established a new set of experimental snow depth treatments that will be used in this research. A significant portion of the research focus will be on winter ecology. A PhD or previous postdoctoral research experience in soil ecology, soil microbiology, soil biogeochemistry, or a closely related field, with a background in tundra ecosystem studies is desired.
Physiological Plant Ecology
The incumbent will conduct and supervise experimental work elucidating the consequences of deeper snow, shrub increases, and warmer summer temperature effects on leaf-level gas exchange, ecosystem carbon cycling, community composition, plant growth, and plant-soil water relations. The position involves field studies at Toolik Lake, Alaska and in northwest Greenland. The fellow will join a team that has conducted long-term experiments at Toolik Lake since 1994 as part of ITEX and in northwest Greenland since 2002. A significant portion of the research focus will be on winter ecology. A PhD or previous postdoctoral research experience in physiological plant ecology, plant physiology, plant community ecology, or plant mineral nutrition, with a background in tundra ecosystem studies is desired.
The successful applicants for both positions will be expected to assist in supervising graduate and undergraduate students and to assist the project PIs with project management. The salary for both positions is between $3,500-$3,700 USD per month plus full benefits depending on experience.
To apply for either position, please submit a letter of interest highlighting applicable research experience, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to Jeff Welker at: email@example.com
Applications are due by Monday, 26 February 2007. The position is available beginning 1 April, 2007.