Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Arizona (School of Natural Resources and the Environment)
Tucson, AZ, United States
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University/Academia/Research/Think tank
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The researcher will lead the design and implementation of a field experiment using rainfall manipulation shelters to simulate future climate. Response variables to be measured include soil hydrology, ecosystem structure, productivity, and gas exchange of CO2 and water vapor at the leaf- and plot-levels. This experiment will serve as a test bed for development of sensors and methods to remotely sense ecosystem function under variable climate conditions, especially drought, including NDVI, EVI, PRI, thermal, and sun-induced fluorescence (SiF). Beyond the primary focus, collaborative opportunities will be encouraged to integrate field and remote sensing data across a collaborative network of ecosystem research sites in the Western US and Mexico.


Minimum Qualifications

• Candidates must have earned their Ph.D. by 01/01/2019.
• Demonstrated experience in ecosystem science or ecohydrology and a broad perspective on ecosystem processes and climate feedbacks.
• Experience with field work, measurements and sensors
• Peer-reviewed publication record appropriate to career stage.

Preferred Qualifications

Ability to collaborate with an interdisciplinary team.
• Organizational and communication skills (both oral and written).
• Prior experience with spatiotemporal data and geospatial analysis using R, Python, MATLAB and/or other computer programming languages
• A proven publication record in peer-reviewed scientific journals and a demonstrated high level of productivity.