Postdoctoral Research Associate I

The University of Arizona’s Desert Laboratory on Tumamoc Hill is searching for a post-doctoral researcher for a two-year position (term subject to receipt of funds) to work with the Lab’s > 115-year ecological data sets. The postdoc will use this rich trove to build on the Desert Lab's long history of foundational research on desert plants and bring new insights into the dynamics of life in the desert.

The successful applicant will be based at the Desert Lab, help identify and develop research questions, lead analyses of existing data series focused on vegetation dynamics, plant demography, and mechanisms driving change through time, and lead in the publication of results and the submission of new proposals. Opportunities for focused field work and data collection on Tumamoc Hill and throughout the Sonoran Desert will be also be available.

The Desert Lab was founded in 1903 by the Carnegie Institution and is the home of the oldest permanent vegetation plots in the world. Part of the Arizona Institutes of Resilience, the Lab houses a transdisciplinary group of researchers in biological and social sciences, along with artists and educators. The role of the Desert Laboratory is to build on the complementary strengths of culture, science, and community rooted at Tumamoc Hill and the larger Sonoran Desert to become an integrative hub of novel research, education, and outreach about how linked human and natural systems face the future of life in the desert.

To apply, please visit the official job posting here: https://arizona.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/home/requisition/2254?c=ari...

Please send questions to desertlaboratory@gmail.com

The position is open until filled with a first review of candidates at the end of October, 2020. Start date is intended for January, 2021.