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Post doc in restoration ecology, UNR/USDA-ARS, Reno, NV

Beth Newingham
Beth Newingham
We are searching for a postdoctoral researcher to work on projects related to soil, plant, and water responses to restoration treatments and climate. The primary project focuses on compost application on degraded, annual grass-dominated rangelands to determine impacts on plant communities; soil physical, chemical, and microbial properties; and surface runoff and erosion following compost application. The candidate will work with an interdisciplinary team of scientists from the Agricultural Research Service, University of Nevada - Reno, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service. Additional datasets are available for publishing, including sagebrush recruitment, mulch application, post-fire grazing, and post-fire seeding. Primary duties include analyzing existing small to large data sets, presenting at conferences, as well as writing manuscripts. 

Qualification Requirements: Ph.D. in soil science, biology, ecology, or other natural resource-related disciplines. The position requires advanced statistical skills to evaluate soil, plant, and water data sets, as well as demonstrated scholarship from first-authored publications and presentations. The candidate should be proficient in plant and/or soil ecology. Knowledge about restoration, climate change, fire ecology, desert ecology, as well as geospatial data sets and machine learning, is desired. 

Application reviews will start on January 8, 2024, until the position is filled with a preferred start date of March 2024. Salary is $65,000/yr for two years. To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to Drs. Beth Newingham at beth.newingham@usda.gov and Sarrah Dunham-Cheatham at sarrahdc@unr.edu. The candidate is employed by the University of Nevada, Reno and works in collaboration with the USDA Agricultural Research Service in Reno, NV. Please contact Drs. Newingham and/or Dunham-Cheatham with any questions (http://newinghamlab.weebly.com).