The Center for Ecosystem Science and Society (Ecoss), a vibrant and growing research unit is seeking a postdoctoral research associate. The postdoctoral research associate will conduct research at the interface between quantitative ecology and microbial genomics in the Center for Ecosystem Science & Society at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona.
The postdoc will use tools in ecological modeling, molecular microbial ecology, bioinformatics, and statistics, to develop new quantitative models describing the influence of temperature on growth and carbon-use efficiency of microorganisms in soil. The work will involve computer modeling, with a minor component of laboratory work, as needed. The postdoc will collaborate with and help supervise two PhD students working on the same project. The postdoc will also collaborate with the multiple PIs involved in the project (Hungate, Schwartz, Dijkstra, Koch, and Mack) as well as with external collaborators from the DOE National Labs (LLNL, Pett-Ridge, and PNNL, Hofmockel). The postdoc will be expected to participate in Ecoss activities, including regularly scheduled seminars and social events.
The position is for two years contingent on performance review. Review of applicants will begin 20 August. Further information about this position as well as the application and directions for applying can be found on the NAU Human Resources website.