A position for a post-doctoral associate is available at Texas A&M University in the Forest Ecosystem Science Lab. The associate will be part of the Pine Integrated Network: Education, Mitigation, and Adaptation project or PINEMAP, a multi-institutional and interdisciplinary effort to understand the response of managed southern pine forests to climate change and determine their potential role in mitigating the accumulation of greenhouse gases. The associate will have the opportunity to develop their own research interests, interact with graduate and undergraduate students, and attend national meetings to present research results. PINEMAP has over 50 primary investigators who are working on topics ranging from tree genetics to economics, giving the associate the opportunity to interact with a diverse group of scientists.
The ideal candidate will have an interest in ecosystem and soil carbon cycling and direct experience with field flux measurements of CO2 or trace gases (N2O, CH4). Experience with laboratory analytical techniques such as stable isotope or radiocarbon analyses or gas chromatography, is also desired. The associate will lead field excursions during all seasons and is expected to have excellent organizational and communication skills (both oral and written).
Start Date: The planned start date is March 1, 2014 but there is some flexibility around this date. The position is for two years, with the second year contingent on satisfactory performance. The salary range will be $40,000 – $46,000 per year, with the amount dependent upon qualifications.
To Apply: Please contact Dr. Jason G. Vogel (firstname.lastname@example.org) if interested. Include a (1) cover letter describing your interest in this position, relevant experience, and your preferred start date and (2) a CV.