Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate
Date: September 2022
Reports to: Macroinvertebrate Ecologist
Scope of Position
This postdoctoral position is part of an NSF-funded project focused on the ecological effects of global climate change on phenology across time and space. The wider project integrates i) fine-scale spatial NEON data with mathematical theory, ii) preliminary research, and iii) new conceptual frameworks to forecast the effects of global change on biodiversity from local to global scales by understanding the phenological responses of species to variability in present-day climate. The 2-year position will be based at the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center (NGRREC) – located on the banks of the Mississippi River just outside of St Louis MO – with collaborators at the University of Notre Dame and Virginia Tech.
Key Measurable Expectations (KMEs)
The following KMEs are normal for this position and not exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required or assigned.
- Conduct research on the ecological effects of global climate change on phenology across time and space, using some combination of:
- Mechanistic theory
- Laboratory experiments
- Compilation and analysis of published data;
- Collaborate with NGRREC scientists on other mission-oriented research;
- Preparation and submission of scientific manuscripts and research grants;
- Assist in the day-to-day running of the laboratory, including collaboration with and monitoring of less senior members.
Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions
- A Ph.D. in Ecology or related discipline is required by the start date;
- Strong quantitative skills;
- Experience with the compilation, management, and analysis of large ecological datasets;
- Some experience with conducting laboratory and/or field experiments (and associated statistical analyses);
- Solid publication record (commensurate with experience);
- The ability to work independently and in larger groups;
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
This is an annual position for a duration of up to two years, with the second year dependent upon satisfactory performance. Additional funding may become available after two years, with applicants helping to secure such funds.
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