Job Detail

Organization: Purdue University, West Lafayette
Title: Postdoc: Forest structure and function
Location: West Lafayette, IN

Posted: 2021-05-18
Application Deadline:

Position Description:

Forest structure and function

A full time postdoctoral scientist position is available in the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (FNR) at Purdue University. We are seeking a productive scholar with a combination of skills suitable for fusion of field and remotely-sensed data with ecosystem modeling approaches to contribute to a combination of NSF-funded projects (Award #1926538; 1638702). This position will be co-mentored by Drs. Brady Hardiman (Hardiman Lab) and Songlin Fei (Fei Lab); the PIs have a successful history of collaboration and have jointly-mentored several students and postdocs. The postdoc will also have opportunities to work closely with a group of multidisciplinary scientists in the integrated Digital Forestry (iDiF) program, which is part of the Purdue Next Moves initiative.

The successful candidate will have completed a PhD, preferably in ecology or a related field. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and a proven capacity to publish in peer-reviewed journals are required. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated experience working with common remote sensing data products (e.g. lidar, Landsat, etc.) and strong coding, analytical, and statistical skills. Opportunities to mentor undergraduate and graduate students are available, and depending on candidate interest, opportunities may be available to gain experience teaching. This position may require some travel and field work to collect site-level ecological data but this is not anticipated to be a major component of the position. Funding is available for up to two years.

To apply, please send a single PDF file containing a cover letter describing your interest and experience, a CV, contact information for three references, and two relevant publications or manuscripts to Dr. Brady Hardiman ([email protected]). Please include “Macrosystems Postdoc Application” in your email subject line. Purdue University and the PIs are strongly committed to increasing diversity and we encourage applications from groups historically underrepresented in ecology research. Review of applications will begin June. 15, 2021 with a preferred start date of August 2021.

Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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