Postdoctoral Fellow - Biology (BIO 17-0039)
The West Virginia University Research Corporation (WVURC) invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Biology at West Virginia University (WVU). The purpose of this position is to coordinate and manage the existing research enterprise in the Brzostek lab that seeks to improve our predictive understanding of how forests will respond to environmental change. Specifically, research in the lab aims to use both measurements and models to understand how the strategies plants employ belowground to mobilize nutrients impacts carbon cycling at scales ranging from the ecosystem to the globe. The incumbent will be tasked with leading field campaigns, synthesizing existing data in the lab, and developing predictive models of forest function. The incumbent will also be tasked with writing scientific publications and assisting in the preparation extramural grant proposals.
A PhD in biology, environmental sciences or related science field and experience in performing field and laboratory research on forest ecology are required. Experience in using computer programming languages (e.g., R, Matlab, Python) to perform statistical and predictive modeling of forest ecosystem function is preferred.
Competitive salary and benefits package offered. For a complete job description and to apply for this position, please visit http://hr.research.wvu.edu and click on the “View Jobs” link. Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references as part of the application process. For questions or additional information, contact Dr. Edward Brzostek, 304-293-5222, email: email@example.com .
WVU is a comprehensive land grant university with 29,000 students. WVU is classified by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education as a Research-High Activity Institution. The University community of Morgantown offers plentiful educational opportunities as well as recreational outlets, is within easy driving distance of Pittsburgh, PA, and is about 200 miles northwest of Washington, D.C.
WVURC is an AA/EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/E-verify compliant employer.