Two postdoctoral positions at the Macrosystems Ecology Lab at Arizona State

The application deadline is April 15th, 2017.
The Macrosystems Ecology Lab at Arizona State University in Tempe,
Arizona (PI Benjamin Blonder) is recruiting two postdoctoral
researchers.

The lab’s focus is on predictive community ecology and biogeography,
paleoecological and anthropogenic effects on biodiversity dynamics,
and global change plant ecophysiology. We use a combination of field,
eco-informatics, and modeling approaches. Field sites are focused in
forests and alpine environments in Latin America, southeast Asia,
Scandinavia, and the United States. Learn more at
http://benjaminblonder.org/research/.

Projects could focus on any topic of mutual interest, and use a
combination of field, modeling, or informatics approaches. Joining the
lab at this early stage is an opportunity to gain independence, close
collaboration, and active mentoring. Candidates with an interest in
building on our science education and community outreach initiatives
are very welcome.

Funding is available for 2 years at competitive salaries, with
additional support available for conference travel and fieldwork.
Start dates are around January 1st 2018 but can be flexible.
Information on benefits and leave policies is available at
https://cfo.asu.edu/benefits. The lab is strongly supportive of
positive work-life balance for people in all stages of their careers.

Arizona State University is easily reached by light rail service from
the Phoenix international airport. The Phoenix area hosts a vibrant
multicultural community, and the region provides excellent recreation
and research opportunities, with the Grand Canyon, Colorado Plateau,
and Madrean Sky Islands all close by. Learn more about other faculty
at the ASU School of Life Sciences at http://sols.asu.edu/.

To apply, please send a cover letter, current CV, recent publication,
and names of 2 professional references to Benjamin Blonder at
bblonder@gmail.com. The application deadline is April 15th, 2017.
Please feel free to get in touch informally beforehand to discuss
projects or ask questions.

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