Post-doctoral Research Opportunity at the Sala Lab

The Global Drylands Center (GDC), the Extremes Focal Area and the Sala Lab are seeking a postdoctoral research scholar to lead two types of complementary activities. The postdoctoral research scholar will contribute to synthesis activities within the Global Drylands Center and the Extremes Focal Area in close collaboration with the Director, the Executive Committee and GDC-Extremes members. Synthesis activities will be complemented by the deployment of a field experiment at the Jornada Experimental Range in New Mexico with the objective of understanding interactions between intensity and duration of grazing and drought. The experiment will test the hypothesis that thresholds in rates of grass decline and recovery will be controlled by the interaction of defoliation amount, drought severity, and press duration. This is a grant-funded position. Continuation is contingent on future grant funding. This position is expected to run for two consecutive years. The second-year renewal is contingent upon satisfactory progress and contribution to the collective program.

Essential duties

  1. Collaborate in the activities of the Global Drylands Center and Extremes Focal Area including synthesis, education and outreach.
  2. Design and deploy field experiment and collect data in collaboration with lab manager and graduate students.
  3. Analyze experimental data and write scientific papers associated with the research.
  4. Travel to meetings to perform the work and present results.
  5. Be an active member in research group activities (e.g., participate in lab meetings, mentor students).
Please use this link for more information and to apply: Applications are due by June 12 at 3:00 p.m. AZ time. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.