[ECOLOG-L] Postdoc position in Ecophysiology – University of Alberta

I am
seeking an experienced, self-motivated and creative postdoctoral fellow or research associate to conduct
and summarize research on the role of non-structural carbohydrate reserves in
trees and forest ecosystem function in response to abiotic and biotic
stresses.  Specifically, the research
focusses on the effects of light and water limitation on tissue carbon reserve
accumulation in seedlings and trees, and related interspecific physiological
and morphological adaptations. Some of the work will have direct linkages to
applied ecological research in the area of restoration ecology undertaken in my
research group (http://ift.tt/1PHwR47).

 

This
position falls under my forest ecology and restoration research program in the
Department of Renewable Resources, at the University of Alberta (http://ift.tt/1pX943c). Depending on the interest and quality of the applicant,
the project could offer considerable flexibility in designing research in areas
of personal interest within the overall framework of the research direction.

 

A Ph.D. in plant ecology or
ecophysiology is required.  Candidates
should have a strong interest in understanding the linkages between trees and
other ecosystem functions.  Creativity in
developing and guiding research directions and the ability and evidence to
publish research findings are crucial. 
Experience in any of the following research areas will be an asset, but
is not required: stress physiology, forest and seedling ecology, silviculture,
and soil-plant interactions. Proficiency in spoken and written English and
computational and analytical skills are essential. Selection of a candidate
will be based on academic achievements, reference letters and previous research
experience. A salary of CAN $45 to 65,000 per
year for a duration of two years is available depending on qualifications and is conditional on satisfactory
performance evaluations (1-year probation period).  Laboratory and field assistance will be
available.

 

The
successful candidate will start in the summer of 2016.

 

All
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent
residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent
residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered. Only
successful candidates will be contacted. Interested candidates should e-mail
their transcript, a detailed curriculum vitae, a cover letter that summarizes
qualifications, interests, experience, and provides a brief description of
published research, recent TOEFL scores (if appropriate), and the names and
contact information of three references to Dr. Simon Landhäusser, Department of
Renewable Resources, 4-42 Earth Science Building, University of Alberta,
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E3, CANADA. Phone: (780)-492-6381; Fax: (780)-492-1767.

 

Email: Simon.Landhausser@ualberta.ca.

 

Closing date:   
Open until suitable candidate is found.

 

 

We thank all applicants for their interest; however,
only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

The University of Alberta offers appointments on the
basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We
welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men,
including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and
Aboriginal persons.

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