Post Doctoral Fellow - Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Ecology

North Decatur, Georgia, US
Jun 04, 2021
Jul 30, 2021
Employment Type
Salary Type
Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

JOB DESCRIPTION: We invite applications for a postdoctoral researcher in the area of Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Ecology at the Department of Environmental Sciences, Emory University. The goal is to develop a framework to quantify soil and ecosystem responses to multiple global change drivers (warming, drought, fire, etc.) under different land use and climate types using multi-scale and multi-disciplinary approaches. The postdoc will evaluate carbon (and nutrient) cycling at the hydrosphere-geosphere-biosphere-atmosphere interface and explore critical biogeochemical processes at the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum. Successful candidates may need to teach techniques to others, train, and supervise students and research staffs as needed. Positions are temporary appointments as a research trainee. The initial appointment is for one year, renewal expected if progress is satisfactory and funds are available. Appointments cannot exceed five years.

QUALIFICATIONS: Suitable applicants will hold a doctoral degree in terrestrial or aquatic biogeochemistry, ecology, ecosystem science, soil science, geochemistry, biology, microbiology, or related disciplines. This position requires a highly motivated, organized, and creative individual with a demonstrated ability to carry out both independent and collaborative research. Effective time-management and good communication (written and oral) skills are essential attributes of a successful candidate.

An ideal candidate will have a wide range of skillsets (empirical and computational) and research interests in biogeochemistry and ecosystem ecology of terrestrial/aquatic and/or natural/managed systems. Candidates with proficiency in programming languages (e.g., R, Python, MATLAB, Fortran) will be given preferences. Interests in developing ideas for complementary projects will be a plus. Salary will commensurate with NIH salary guidelines.

Interested candidates should apply via the online application form and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and list of three references. For more information about the position, applicants are encouraged to reach out to Dr. Debjani Sihi at Applications will be reviewed immediately and the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

To ensure the safety of our campus community, all unvaccinated faculty and staff are currently required to get a weekly screening test for COVID-19.

Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322. Telephone: 404-727-9867 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD).

Emory University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Department of Accessibility Services at 404-727-9877 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD). Please note that one week advance notice is preferred.