Postdoctoral Fellow

Indiana University Northwest
September 23, 2023
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Position Details

Title Postdoctoral Fellow

Appointment Status Non-Tenure Track Department IU Bloomington Public & Environmental Affairs Location Bloomington Position Summary

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE – SOIL ECOLOGY LAB

O'NEILL SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS

INDIANA UNIVERSITY, BLOOMINGTON

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Indiana University Bloomington, USA, to join the Soil Ecology Lab group at the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs. The postdoctoral fellow will work on collaborative research investigating large-scale drivers of soil faunal diversity in the USA (including Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico). The postdoctoral fellow will be responsible for collaboratively and creatively synthesizing plot-level and up-to-annual temporal resolution data within 40+ sites, as well as co-located data for a broad range of ecosystem properties, to characterize drivers of soil faunal diversity at regional to continental scales and responses to land-use change. The successful applicant will work with PI Dr. André Franco and a team of collaborators on data analyses across various spatial scales using both parametric and nonparametric methods, and on manuscript preparation.

The postdoctoral fellow will take leadership roles in organizing research and outreach activities in the Soil Ecology Lab and will be directly involved with the mentoring of both graduate and undergraduate students in the lab. The postdoctoral fellow will be based in Bloomington, Indiana. The position is expected to last for 12 months beginning as early as September 1, 2023, with opportunities for an additional year of support contingent on performance. The starting date is negotiable.

Qualifications: The successful applicant will have earned a Ph.D. in ecology, biogeography, or closely related field at the time of appointment, and must have coding proficiency, excellent writing skills, and knowledge of soil biology. The successful postdoctoral fellow should have demonstrated an ability to work independently and in a collaborative and dynamic research group.

Preferred skills: Experience with process-based modeling, statistical modeling, or machine learning. Experience with biogeography analysis. Note that although this position is heavily computational, robust understanding of soil ecology will be a priority when reviewing applications. Please feel free to apply even if you have only basic proficiency writing code provided that you are strongly motivated to learn computational skills on the job.

Salary: Commensurate with experience. Full benefits included.

To apply, please submit:

  • A short (1 page or less) letter of application explaining:

  • What motivated you to apply for this position
  • What relevant skills you bring
  • What skills you hope to acquire
  • Your curriculum vita

  • Contact information for three references
  • A writing sample (e.g., published or in prep manuscript or dissertation chapter)
  • Please submit all materials electronically to https: // indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/19702. Applicant review will start on August 11, 2023.

    Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries regarding the position should be sent to: Dr. André Franco, O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, MSB-II 314, Bloomington, IN 47405.

    Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

    Basic Qualifications

    Qualifications: The successful applicant will have earned a Ph.D. in ecology, biogeography, or closely related field at the time of appointment, and must have coding proficiency, excellent writing skills, and knowledge of soil biology. The successful postdoctoral fellow should have demonstrated an ability to work independently and in a collaborative and dynamic research group.

    Department Contact for Questions

    Dr. André Franco, O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, MSB-II 314, Bloomington, IN 47405.

    Additional Qualifications

    Preferred skills: Experience with process-based modeling, statistical modeling, or machine learning. Experience with biogeography analysis. Note that although this position is heavily computational, robust understanding of soil ecology will be a priority when reviewing applications. Please feel free to apply even if you have only basic proficiency writing code provided that you are strongly motivated to learn computational skills on the job.

    Salary and Rank Special Instructions For Best Consideration Date 08/11/2023 Expected Start Date 09/01/2023 Posting/OAA # IU-100459-2023

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